UNITED STATES SIXTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS UPHOLDS GAINES TOWNSHIP BILLBOARD ORDINANCE

Posted March 25, 2014, 3:46 PM.

In a published decision, the Sixth Circuit ruled that the Township’s spacing requirement (that digital billboards are only allowed on one road and must be at least 4,000 feet apart) was a constitutionally valid “time, place and manner” restriction on commercial speech because it was content neutral, was narrowly tailored to serve a significant governmental interest, and left open ample alternative channels for communication. Gaines Township was represented by McGraw Morris P.C. attorney Craig R. Noland. Click here to read the Court’s full opinion.