Much to the dismay of Phoenix officials, and no doubt the Arizona Republic, an Arizona appeals court has ruled that the city was inconsistent in applying its ordinance. Granted, this case was more complicated than that.
The judges said Phoenix’s claim that its rules ban ads that include speech beyond a commercial message is inconsistent with its written standards, which require only that a “commercial transaction be proposed and must be adequately displayed.”
That led the court to rule that the city’s standards allow for “blended” ads that propose a commercial transaction and include political or ideological speech. In Korwin’s case, he promotes a firearms-training website while extolling the virtues of gun ownership.
A whole lot more at the link. Incidentally, you might actually BE shocked that the ACLU joined in defending the “Guns Save Lives” poster ads.
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