Alexandria VA (PRWEB) June 20, 2015
The International Sign Association, the sign and visual communications industry’s leading trade association, released the following statement in response to today’s Supreme Court ruling (13-502) on temporary signs:
“Today’s Supreme Court ruling in Reed v. Town of Gilbert reinforces ISA’s belief that the responsible use of temporary signs serves a valuable communications function for non-profit organizations such as churches and commercial enterprises. Community groups and small businesses have the constitutional right to have their non-commercial and commercial speech seen and understood without undue government regulation.
“Today’s ruling continues to validate the idea that the messages embodied in signs are constitutionally protected forms of speech, and their regulation should be done in a way that ensures the law is applied without regard to content.”
Media wishing to discuss sign codes in light of today’s ruling should contact David Hickey, ISA Vice President of Government Relations, at 703.836.4012 ext. 147
The International Sign Association (ISA) represents manufacturers, suppliers, and users of on-premise signs and sign products from the United States and 60 countries around the world. ISA and its Affiliated Associations work to support, promote, and improve the worldwide sign and visual communications industry, which employs more than 200,000 American workers and has an economic impact of $37.5 billion.