By KEN PAULSON
First Amendment Center
In declining to review a ruling that invalidated a St. Louis sign ordinance, the U.S. Supreme Court has let stand an opinion that both supports freedom of speech and reinforces the core values of the First Amendment.
In 2007, Jim Roos had a 360-ft.-square mural posted on the side of an apartment building.
Its message: “End eminent domain abuse.”
The city of St. Louis said the sign was too large and ordered Roos to take it down, leading to a court battle.