In 2012, 77 arsons plagued a small, rural community on Virginia's Eastern Shore. Over the span of five months, Accomack County residents and firefighters could not pin down the culprit, who was widely suspected to be a member of their community.
The ACLU has filed suit against Metro for banning ads from several groups, including PETA and alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannapolous. Metro banned “issue-oriented ads” in 2015, in the wake of protests around an anti-Muslim ad. Other cities, including New York and San Francisco, have similar policies around transit ads. We explore what role such policies play, and how the First Amendment applies to advertising.
- Arthur Spitzer Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union of the District of Columbia; @ACLU_DC
- Kerrie Campbell Founder, K Campbell Law
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