In late April, in a case filed by an adult bookstore challenging the application of Kentucky’s Billboard Act to one of its advertisements, a federal judge of the Western District of Kentucky found the entire Billboard Act to violate the First Amendment.
Lion’s Den is a chain of adult “superstores” with locations along major highways throughout the Midwestern United States. At one particular location along I-65 in Kentucky, Lion’s Den affixed one of its billboards to the side of a truck trailer, such that it was visible from the highway. The Kentucky transportation department ordered Lion’s Den to remove the sign, on the grounds that it was not secured to the ground and located on a mobile structure and because the store lacked a permit for the billboard. The basis for the state’s order was that the Kentucky Billboard Act prohibited the sign. Under the statute, however, the regulations in question were only applied to off-premises signs.
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