Last week, we noted the upcoming webinar on the Supreme Court’s decision in Reed v. Gilbert hosted by the Planning & Law Division of the American Planning Association (prior post here). There are 2 more webinars about Reed that may be of interest to our readers.
First, is the State & Local Government Section of the American Bar Association’s July 16 webinar “The New World of Sign Regulation: Understanding the Supreme Court’s Reed v. Town of Gilbert Decision.” Here’s a description of the program:
The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert may make it more difficult for local governments to regulate signs in a content neutral manner under the First Amendment. The panel of national experts on sign regulation will:
- Provide a history of the facts and issues in Reed, including some discussion of Gilbert, Arizona’s complex sign code
- Examine the Supreme Court’s decision in Reed, identifying their major focal points
- Analyze the impact the Court’s decision will have on local government, real estate, and land use lawyers
For more information on the ABA’s webinar, including registration, click here.
Second, the International Municipal Lawyers Association is hosting the July 20 webinar “Signs: A Different Kind of Land Use (especially after the Reed decision).” Robinson & Cole’s own Michael Giaimo will be participating as moderator in this program.
Here is a summary of the program:
The typical paradigm for writing land use regulations (in order to maximize flexibility and discretion) can get your city or county into trouble if it’s used to regulate signs or other expressive conduct. The presenters, who write and defend sign codes, will explain what strategies and approaches must be abandoned when writing and enforcing sign laws, and why. And in the aftermath of Reed v. Town of Gilbert, the U.S. Supreme Court’s first decision about sign regulation in many years, they will discuss the background of the case, and the unsurprising and surprising aspects of the justices’ various opinions.
More information about this program, including registration, is available here.