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City of Ladue v. Gilleo (docket #: 92-1856) (1994)  [Findlaw]

Secondary Link City of Ladue v. Gilleo  [Legal Information Institute]
Argument Date 02/23/1994
Decided 6/13/1994
Supreme Court Vote 8-1-0
Supreme Court Ruling First Amendment claim affirmed
IssueWhether a city ordinance banning all residential signs except "residence indentifiation," "for sale" signs and other exceptions, for the purpose of minimizing visual clutter, violates the First Amendment's freedom of speech.
Case Summary & Additional Resources
Majority Opinion Stevens, J.
Concurring Opinion O'Connor, J.
Lower Court 8th Circuit
Lower Court Ruling First Amendment claim upheld
Oral Arguments Oral Arguments  [Oyez]
For Petitioner
Jordan B. Cherrick

For Respondent
Gerald P. Greiman

Ruling - Lower Court
986 F.2d 1180
"Home is Castle When It Comes to Posting Signs," The New York Times, July 3, 1994, Sect. E, p. 4
Greenhouse, Linda, "In Broad Ruling, Court Prohibits Banning of Homeowners' Signs," The New York Times, June 14, 1994, Sect. A, p. 1
Greenhouse, Linda, "Justices, A Bit Amused, Ponder a Ban on Signs," The New York Times, Feb. 24, 1994, Sect. A, p. 18
Greenhouse, Linda, "Opening Term, Court Will Ponder Sign on a Home," The New York Times, Oct. 5, 1993, Sect. B, p. 10
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