A two-year-old state law banning sexually suggestive billboards along Missouri highways is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court panel ruled Monday. The 8th Circuit overturned a ruling from earlier this year that found banning such billboards within a mile of state highways was a constitutional regulation of commercial speech. The law sought to reduce the possible negative effects posed by sexually suggestive billboards, including harming minors, reducing traffic safety and dropping property values.
8th Circuit: Ban on Sexy Highway Billboards Is Unconstitutional
The Associated Press
August 22, 2006