Thursday, July 16, 2015

APA webinar: A Sign Regulation Apocalypse? Understanding the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert

From the APA website...

Tuesday, July 21 2015
1:00PM - 2:30PM EST

CM | 1.50
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The webinar will be held from 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern; 12:00-1:30 pm Central; 11:00-12:30 pm Mountain; 10:00 am-11:30 pm Pacific. Refunds will not be provided for any cancellation.


On June 15, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Town of Gilbert, Arizona’s sign code. In a rare unanimous decision, all of the justices of the Court agreed that the town’s code violated the core First Amendment requirement of content neutrality, and the majority opinion provided new insight on what it means for a regulation to be “content neutral.” The Court’s decision is expected to put thousands of sign codes at increased risk of legal challenges, which could mean increased legal costs for local governments as well as potential negative impacts on communities’ aesthetic concerns. This program will include presentations by some of the nation’s leading scholars and practitioners on First Amendment and land use issues. Panelists will discuss the facts of the Reed case, the Court’s rationale for its decision, some of the important questions and unanswered issues stemming from the case, and will provide some helpful practice pointers on sign code drafting and enforcement.

On August 4th, 1:00-2:30 pm EDT, PLD will also be hosting a webinar on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Horne v. U.S. Dep’t of Agriculture and Texas Dep’t of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. Registering now for our “Double Webinar Package” will give you both the July 21st (Reed v Gilbert) and the August 4th (Horne and ICP) webinars for a discounted price! 

Registration and Pricing
Reed v. Gilbert Webinar Only
Planning and Law Division members $20
Non-members $40

Supreme Court Update Double Webinar Package
Planning and Law Division members $30
Non-members $60

Brian Connolly, Esq. - Attorney | Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC
Daniel Mandelker, Esq. - Stamper Professor of Law | Washington University Law School
John Baker, Esq. - Partner | Greene Espel, PLLP
Susan Trevarthen, FAICP - Chair, Member | Weiss Serota Helfman

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