Supreme Court unanimously upholds church’s right to post road signs

Via The Christian Post:

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of a church’s right to post roadside signs where other signs are allowed.

The town of Gilbert, Arizona’s restrictions on Good News Community Church’s signs advertising church events violated freedom of speech because they were “content-based regulations of speech,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote on behalf of all nine justices.

There were two concurring opinions for the case, Reed v. Town of Gilbert. One by Justice Samuel Alito was joined by Justices Anthony Kennedy and Sonia Sotomayor. The other by Justice Elana Kagan was joined by Justice’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer.

The court did not rule that government can never restrict roadside signs. Only that restrictions on the content of those signs be subject to strict scrutiny.