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Supreme Court Addresses Municipal Sign Regulations, Again

In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court applied strict scrutiny to a sign regulation as it related to directional signs placed by a local congregation that held services at different locations each week. The Court took another look at the issue of strict scrutiny relating to “off-premises” signs in the case of City of Austin, Texas v. Reagan National Advertising , in which the majority concluded that strict scrutiny should not apply to determining whether the off-premises sign regulations at issue violated the First Amendment.

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In the 2015 decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Reed v. The Town of Gilbert, 135 S.Ct. 2218 (2015), the Court applied strict scrutiny to a sign regulation, as it related to directional signs placed by a local congregation that held services at different locations each week. In April, 2022 the Court took another look at the issue of strict scrutiny relating to “off-premises” signs. In the case of City of Austin, Texas v. Reagan National Advertising of Austin, LLC, No. 20-1029 (2022), in distinguishing the determination in Reed v. The Town of Gilbert, the majority concluded, in an opinion by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, that strict scrutiny should not apply to determining whether the off-premises sign regulations at issue violated the First Amendment.

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