Tuesday, December 05, 2006

"Commercial Speech" Rights 6th. Circuit Appeal

In a case surmised as having “national influence over freedom-of-speech issues & redefining ‘commercial speech rights” – at least in a small portion of the Midwest – the 6th. Circuit Court of Appeals tomorrow will be in what’s described as an “unusual hearing before all 14 appeals court judges.” (Article)

The case revolves around a village ordinance prohibiting the sale of automobiles or advertising on public or private streets or unimproved property. Filed initially in July 2003 as a constitutional rights action, the District Court found that the ordinance was not a violation of the plaintiff’s First Amendment rights and denied his motion for summary judgment.

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