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A sign of discrimination in Arizona town
A sign of discrimination in Arizona town

A sign posted on or near a public highway is an expression of speech, but it also can pose safety and aesthetic problems. A community should be free to regulate the distraction and clutter created by public signage so long as it doesn't pick and choose on the basis of the signs' content. The town of Gilbert, Ariz., is being accused of engaging in just that sort of discrimination. On Monday, lawyers for a small church in the Phoenix area asked the Supreme Court to strike down an ordinance that imposed significantly greater restrictions on its roadside signs than on others. The justices should heed their plea. The Good News Community Church lacks a permanent meeting place, so it...

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