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SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Church's Challenge to Gilbert Sign Ordinance

(Paulina Pineda, Cronkite News Service) The Supreme Court said it will consider a Gilbert church's claim that the town's sign ordinance discriminates against religious speech by placing stricter regulations on church signs than other non-commercial signs.

That law was upheld by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2013, but attorneys for the church noted that there is a "three-way conflict involving at least eight" circuit courts over whether such ordinances are constitutional.

An attorney for the group representing the Good News Community Church said he was "pleasantly surprised" but excited at the chance to argue the case before the high court.

That hearing will likely not come until late this year or early 2015, but first we need to make sure we get all of the best bars in Phoenix in the game.


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