Monday, January 12, 2015

Transcript of Today's SCOTUS Arguments In Town of Gilbert Now Available

The full transcript of oral arguments today in Reed v. Town of Gilbert -- the case on regulation of church directional signs-- is now available.  SCOTUSBlog has an analysis of the arguments, saying in part:
Throughout the argument, Justices of differing philosophical leanings seemed skeptical of a one-size-fits-all First Amendment approach for judging sign ordinances.  That was the way they interpreted the argument of David A. Cortman of Lawrenceville, Georgia, representing the small Good News Community Church and its pastor, Clyde Reed.   No member of the Court appeared persuaded by his argument that, if a city allows more leeway for one kind of sign, the Constitution demands that all signs in any way similar be treated the same.