PLF victory in free speech lawsuit

May 05, 2015 | By CHRISTINA MARTIN

Last month, we celebrated when the City of Alexandria repealed its unconstitutional ban on “For Sale” signs, which we were challenging in our lawsuit, McLean v. City of Alexandria. Today, we won the legal battle. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled in our favor, declaring that the City violated Scott McL ...


Motion for Summary Judgment in McLean v. City of Alexandria

April 01, 2015 | By CHRISTINA MARTIN

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 … ...


A win for free speech and the right to advertise in Alexandria

March 14, 2015 | By CHRISTINA MARTIN

Today, the Alexandria City Council unanimously voted to repeal the ordinance challenged by our lawsuit, McLean v. City of Alexandria. The ordinance made it illegal to display a “For Sale” sign on cars parked on city streets. It did not ban the many other types of advertisements we see on cars, taxis, and buses everyday. … ...


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

February 03, 2015 | By CHRISTINA MARTIN

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 wi ...


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

January 30, 2015 | By CHRISTINA MARTIN

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 … ...


PLF’s challenge to “For Sale” sign ban makes waves

October 29, 2014 | By CHRISTINA MARTIN

PLF’s lawsuit challenging the City of Alexandria’s ban on “For Sale” signs in parked cars is creating a big response from the media and the City itself. As our readers recall, our client, Scott McLean received a parking ticket a few years ago for placing a “For Sale” sign in his car while it was parked … ...


PLF challenges Alexandria’s “For Sale” sign ban

October 23, 2014 | By CHRISTINA MARTIN

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 &# ...