[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re:Re: Political Ad time limits

--- Dave Faneuf <tklaundry@juno.com> wrote:
> Dave writes:
> I am certainly not an attorney, never claimed to be
> one, but unless there is a legal definition of
> "content" that is other than the common use of the
> word I don't see how placing a limit on when an ad
> can run would in any way influence its content. 

Such an ad ban would be a content regulation because
it only applies to political ads.

> Dave writes:
> If you can limit when a political lawn sign can go
> up, which is a form of political advertising, saying
> it's okay to restrict time place and manner of the
> speech, how is that different from your argument
> regarding restriction of content since it is limited
> to political lawn signs?   

Most such sign laws regulate, or ban, all such signs
so the regulation is not based on content.  If only
political signs were banned or regulated, I think it
would be a content regulation that would have to
withstand strict scrutiny to be constitutional. 

-- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine

Do you Yahoo!?
Yahoo! Mail Plus - Powerful. Affordable. Sign up now.