In this Order, the Supreme Court has granted the cert petition in the case we've been following about the anti-eminent domain sign in Norfolk, Virginia. The Court vacated the Fourth Circuit judgment and sent the case back down for consideration in light of the recent ruling in Reed v. Town of Gilbert. Here's the text of the Order:
CENTRAL RADIO COMPANY, ET AL. V. NORFOLK, VA
The motion of Six Law Professors, et al. for leave to file a brief as amici curiae is granted. The motion of Neighborhood Enterprises, Inc., et al. for leave to file a brief as amici Curiae is granted. The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted. The judgment is vacated, and the case is remanded to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit for further consideration in light of Reed v. Town of Gilbert, 576 U. S. ___ (2015).
A good sign, because the Fourth Circuit held that the city's actions were subject only to intermediate free speech scrutiny, but in Reed, the Court held that non-content-neutral sign regulations should be subject to strict scrutiny.
We'll keep you posted as the case progresses.