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April 01, 2015

Motion for Summary Judgment in McLean v. City of Alexandria

Yesterday, PLF filed a motion for summary judgment, asking a federal court to hold that the City of Alexandria violated the First Amendment through its enforcement of a city ordinance that made it illegal to display "For Sale" signs on parked cars. As our readers will recall, we filed this lawsuit in October against the ...

February 03, 2015

Court denies motion to dismiss PLF's suit challenging sign ban

Yesterday, the United States Eastern District of Virginia denied the City of Alexandria's motion to dismiss Pacific Legal Foundation's lawsuit in McLean v. City of Alexandria. The court's opinion made clear that regardless of whether the City decides to later repeal the ordinance, our lawsuit will not become moot and our client will have his ...

January 30, 2015

City of Alexandria tries to deny client’s day in court

Yesterday, we had our hearing on the City of Alexandria’s motion to dismiss in McLean v. City of Alexandria. In this case, we are challenging the constitutionality of a City ordinance that makes it illegal to advertise a car for sale while it is parked on a city street. Our client, Scott McLean, received a parking ticket two ...

October 23, 2014

PLF challenges Alexandria’s “For Sale” sign ban

Scott McLean, a resident of Alexandria, Virginia, would like to sell his truck, but is afraid of getting a parking ticket, like he did two years ago, when he placed a "For Sale" sign on his car. Why would he get a ticket? Because the City of Alexandria bans "For Sale" signs on cars parked on city streets. McLean can ...