US Supreme Court declines to hear Herald-Leader case against LFUCG on newspaper distribution

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up the Lexington Herald-Leader distribution case involving a decision by the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government. SCOTUS refusing to take up the case leaves that ordinance standing and now affects all of the Sixth Circuit.

QUESTION PRESENTED

Whether the court of appeals erred in vacating a preliminary injunction that preserved the status quo, allowing a weekly, community newspaper to remain in circulation, while Applicant prosecuted a challenge to an invalid governmental ordinance that the district court correctly determined is an unreasonable restriction on Applicant’s First Amendment right to distribute its newspaper to its readers.

 

For a history of the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government consideration and action on this ordinance, three stories from previous On Second Thoughts are linked here:

https://members.kypress.com/articles/herald-leader-sues-city-of-lexington-alleging-first-amendment-violations/

https://members.kypress.com/articles/federal-judge-rules-in-favor-of-herald-leader-on-litter-ordinance/

https://members.kypress.com/articles/lexington-to-appeal-ruling-halting-enforcement-of-ordinance-herald-leader-opposes/

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