Alan Korwin sues Phoenix over bus stop ads
Gun activist Alan Korwin contracted to place advertising posters on Phoenix bus shelters, promoting firearms training. The Phoenix transit agency ordered them taken down because of their policy of allowing advertising only of speech that “proposes a commercial transaction.” The Goldwater Institute filed suit on his behalf, arguing a First Amendment violation (which I think it surely is). Word now is that oral argument is set for August 23.
I’m actually not sure how to feel on this one. I’d like to think he’s protected by freedom of speech, but I do believe that any public service has the right to choose who can and cannot advertise with them, unless it’s clearly defined they intentionally leave the space available for anyone.
Posted by: Sarah at August 20, 2012 11:01 AM