Justices side with church, squelch rebel yell in free speech cases

Via U.S. News:

In separate rulings on Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court expanded Americans’ freedom to advertise on public property while also limiting their right to do so by broadening the definition of government speech.

The rulings specifically addressed roadside signs and license plates, and formed a mixed bag for advocates who believe the First Amendment limits authorities’ censorship powers.

In one case, Reed v. Gilbert, the justices unanimously said an Arizona town cannot enforce sign restrictions that discriminate based on content.