Supreme Court rules for church in case against Arizona town’s sign law

Via The Washington Post:

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down an Arizona town’s ordinance that treated signs directing people to a small church’s worship services differently than signs with other messages, such as a political candidate’s advertisement.

The decision was unanimous in favor of the tiny Good News Community Church, which has a long-running dispute with the town of Gilbert, Ariz., over signs planted in public rights of way directing congregants to church meeting places.

But the justices split over the correct way to decide the case.

Five justices joined Justice Clarence Thomas’s decision that the town’s regulations are based on the content of the sign’s message and thus require the court’s highest First Amendment protection.