The City of Ladue passed an ordinance prohibiting all yard signs. The stated purpose of the law was to “prevent ugliness, visual blight, and clutter” in the city. A woman opposed to the Gulf War put up a political sign in her yard and was told by the city to remove it. She sued the City of Ladue on First Amendment grounds, contending that her freedom of speech was being unlawfully infringed by the city’s ordinance. PLEASE ANSWER BOTH OF THE FOLLOWING: A. Which of the three types of speech recognized by the US Supreme Court is involved in this case? B. What would the City of Ladue have to show in order for a court to find that its restrictions on speech were justified? Simple essay question
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