Transit Authority’s Politics Ban Puts General Counsel in Hot Seat

Defending a no-politics policy that took effect after an openly anti-Muslim group beat it in court, a lawyer for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority testified Monday that the agency was justified in blocking advertising about racial disparities in mortgage lending.

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En Banc 9th Circuit Grills San Francisco on Soda Warning-Label Law

An expanded panel of Ninth Circuit judges on Tuesday reconsidered whether a San Francisco law requiring warning labels on billboard ads for soda passes constitutional muster, with the soda industry arguing that singling out sodas and other sugary drinks as the main contributor to health problems sends a misleading message to consumers.

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DC Moratorium on Issue Ads Faces Renewed Challenge

Beltway-area transit officials will have to show that they had a legitimate basis to ban issue-based advertising after the D.C. Circuit sided 2-1 Friday with a group whose rejected ad depicted a sword-wielding cartoon of a Muslim with a “You Can’t Draw Me” speech bubble.

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