On April 21, 2022, the Supreme Court  held that Austin’s ordinance allowing digital signs to promote on-premises goods and services but not off-premises goods and services was content neutral. This was a setback for WLF, which filed an amicus brief explaining that the ordinance was content based and must survive strict scrutiny. As the ordinance is not narrowly tailored to advance a compelling government interest, WLF argued that the Fifth Circuit correctly struck down the ordinance.  WLF’s brief was prepared with the pro bono assistance of Thomas M. Johnson, Jr. and Krystal B. Swendsboe of Wiley Rein LLP (Washington, DC).


WLF amicus brief