Megan L. Brown is a Partner with Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, DC, and the WLF Legal Pulse’s Featured Expert Contributor, First Amendment. Boyd Garriott, an Associate with the firm.

Recently, the Second Circuit upheld a New York City ban on advertising in “for-hire vehicles”—companies like Uber and Lyft—against a First Amendment challenge in Vugo v. City of New York.  In doing so, the court applied an outdated, severely watered-down version of Central Hudson’s intermediate scrutiny and opened the door to restrictive government speech regulations moving forward.