Dallas Sign Ordinance Challenged by Lawsuit

I brought up the injustice of the city of Dallas’ small business sign ban, championed by Councilman Dwaine Caraway, last year in my feature on Nanny State Dallas in D Magazine.

The city’s justification for this intrusive, anti-First Amendment law was that it prevented robberies, and it controlled blight. Which is brilliant government thinking. After all, business owners have no incentive to want to prevent robberies at their own stores, and nothing ends blight like having businesses go out of business when they can’t advertise to their customers. 

Thankfully, the Institute for Justice has taken up the cause against the anti sign ordinance, and is suing the city of Dallas to have it overturned.

Yes, of course, you’re welcome.


  1. Tim Rogers says:

    Credit should go to me. I had to edit that story.

  2. You should edit “I had to edit that story” to read “I had the privilege of editing that story.”

    Or some such. Your choice, cap’n.

  3. colin randolf says:

    can you please remove my message and phone number, I have been receiving harassing phone calls and wish them to stop, please remove my message and phone number, thank you.

  4. Done.