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Current Hot Topics in Sign Regulation: Balancing Planning and Legal Objectives Post-Reed v. Town of Gilbert

Learn about current issues and complexities in sign regulation post-Reed versus Town of Gilbert.

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert has become a bellwether for how quickly local governments can encounter problems when they regulate signs without regard to constitutional free speech protections. The case law governing the intersection of police power and first amendment free speech rights is rapidly evolving. Leading attorneys with substantial experience drafting sign regulations as both lawyers and land use planners will explore this evolution from both the lawyer's and the planner's perspective, and will offer practical pointers for how to effectively--and lawfully--regulate signs in the post-Reed era.

Runtime: 91 minutes
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Agenda

Why We Regulate Signs

  • The Planner's Perspective
  • The Lawyer's Perspective

The Post-Reed Regulatory Landscape

  • Reed v. Town of Gilbert: The Ordinance, the Question, and the Supreme Court Opinion
  • Sample Post-Reed Cases: Lessons (Being) Learned
  • Is Your Sign Ordinance Constitutional?

Hot Topics: Pointers for Local Governments

  • Signs on Public Property
  • Commercial vs. Non-Commercial Signs
  • On-Premises vs. Off-Premises Signs
  • The Alito Road Map and Other Considerations
  • Essential Clauses for Every Sign Ordinance
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This course was last revised on September 22, 2016.

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Agnieszka (Aga) Pinette

Agnieszka (Aga) Pinette

Drummond Woodsum

  • Attorney at the law firm of Drummond Woodsum in Portland, ME
  • Focuses legal practice on municipal and land use matters, public finance, and bond counsel work
  • Former senior regional planner, coordinated comprehensive planning projects, rulemaking initiatives, and regulatory reviews of significant and controversial development projects
  • Completed extensive legal research on the intersection of government regulation and free speech rights, and has advised municipal clients on how to draft sign regulations that achieve planning goals and are constitutionally sound
  • Clerked for the Honorable Ellen A. Gorman of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court
  • J.D. degree, served as editor-in-chief of the Maine Law Review, the University of Maine School of Law
  • Was the recipient of the Edward S. Godfrey Leadership Award, the Maine Law Association Alumni Award, and the Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation fellowship
  • Wrote and lectured on various planning topics including regional zoning, landscape-scale conservation tools, public and private intertidal rights, and sign regulations
  • Can be contacted at 207-253-0532 or [email protected]
Matthew R. Serge

Matthew R. Serge

Drummond Woodsum

  • Attorney in the office of Drummond Woodsum in Manchester, NH
  • Advises towns and cities on a wide range of issues including: land use matters, zoning enforcement actions, right to know law, welfare assistance and governmental relations
  • Represents clients before both state and federal trial and appellate courts, and administrative boards
  • Clerked for The Honorable Linda S. Dalianias at the New Hampshire Supreme Court and prior to that he clerked for the justices of the New Hampshire Superior Court
  • Written and lectured on various municipal topics, including sign regulations
  • Recognized since 2011 as a "Rising Star" in Government/Cities/Municipalities by New England SuperLawyers
  • J.D. degree, first in his class and served as executive editor for the New England Law Review, New England Law School in Boston
  • Can be contacted at 603-716-2895 Ext. 229 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 397716
Published 2016
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