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On January 12, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Reed v. Town of Gilbert. This case involves a First Amendment challenge to the town of Gilbert, Arizona’s sign code, which effectively treats certain religious signs differently than other non-religious signs.  The question is whether Gilbert’s assertion that it has no discriminatory motive legitimizes the facially neutral code’s disparate effect on religious signs. 

To discuss the case, we have Hans A. von Spakovsky, who is Senior Legal Fellow and Manager, Civil Justice Reform Initiative, The Heritage Foundation.

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