US Supreme Court upholds free speech for local church

The US Supreme Court has upheld the right of a church to display signs advertising its services.

In a 9-0 vote, the judges decided that town officials had breached the constitution’s First Amendment by discriminating against the content of signs displayed by Good News Community Church in Arizona.

The church’s leader, Pastor Clyde Reed, first challenged the policy in 2007 as it allowed an unlimited number of political signs to be displayed for many months, but restricted church signs to 14 hours on display and limited them to four per property.

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