An important blow for free speech

Via National Review:

In Reed v. Town of Gilbert, the road to content discrimination was paved with good intentions. They say God works in mysterious ways. Pastor Clyde Reed and his Good News Presbyterian Church would surely agree, now that the Supreme Court has used their case about signs inviting people to their church services to help patch up the crumbling foundations of free-speech law. For years, lower courts eroded bedrock First Amendment principles by upholding facially unconstitutional laws based on protestations of good will by government officials. The Ninth Circuit’s opinion upholding the sign code of the town of Gilbert, Ariz., was just the latest example of this trend. The Supreme Court’s opinion in Reed v. Town of Gilbert signals a welcome end to it.