Saturday, February 6, 2010

This may become a sight of the past

From the NY Post/AP:

New York City can limit the number of billboards along its roadways and in parks, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday.

Companies that market hundreds of billboards had challenged the city's placement rules for big signs near parks and highways, claiming that the rules violated the First Amendment.

But the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan found that the city's restrictions on the signs were reasonable.

It said that's all the Supreme Court requires to defeat a First Amendment claim. A lower-court judge reached the same conclusion in the case last year.

A lawyer for the companies didn't return a call for comment.


Joe said...

Like 1/2 the FM radio music stations most these signs are owned by the Clear Channel and VIACOM mobs.
You can drive NY to California and both hear and see and hear the same shit on the radio.
It the old days it was called a Monopoly and illegal

kozel said...

Vermont prohibits billboards throughout the entire state.

stinky said...

Victory for sore eye pollution! They can start tearing down these billboards in residential areas first!

Anonymous said...

There is a great billboard on the approach to the midtown tunnel. It says New York has bedbugs. It shows an enlarged picture of a bedbug. Great for tourism!