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April Gilliland

April Gilliland owns FASTSIGNS on Central Expressway. April makes signs for a living. She uses her own business to show what she can do for customers. Yet, her tasteful, attractive signs violate the letter of the Dallas ordinance. On top of that, she has lost business after telling customers that she cannot make a particular sign for them because it would violate the Dallas ordinance.

  • November 10, 2009    |   Economic Liberty First Amendment

    Dallas Sign Ban

    Dallas Sign Ban Hurts Small Businesses, Violates First Amendment Rights: Law Makes It Nearly Impossible For Entrepreneurs to Advertise

    Businesses have a First Amendment right to communicate truthful information.  Almost no government would dare to pass a law that restricted the ability of businesses to honestly advertise their products and services in newspapers, on the radio or on television. Yet local regulation of window signage has expanded, over the past 30 years, to unprecedented levels—levels…

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