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.