Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. v. City of N.Y., No. 09-1553 - U.S. Second Circuit
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Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. v. City of N.Y., No. 09-1553

In a group of billboard owners' First Amendment challenge to provisions of New York City's Zoning Resolution, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where: 1) the city was not required to adopt the "least restrictive means" of advancing its asserted interests; 2) the city did not violate the protections afforded commercial speech when it distinguished between plaintiffs' signs or billboards and those located on government property; and 3) the New York Constitution did not provide broader protection for commercial speech than the First Amendment.

Read Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. v. City of N.Y., No. 09-1553

Appellate Information

Argued: November 16, 2009

Decided: February 3, 2010

Judges

Opinion by Judge Wesley

Counsel

For Appellants:

Victor A. Kovner, James Eric Rosenfeld and Linda Jane Steinman, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, New York, NY

For Appellees:

Karen M. Griffin, New York City Law Department, New York, NY