The Good News Community Church in Gilbert, Arizona, is asking the Supreme Court for help on a local sign ordinance, Fox News reports.
The court justices are hearing arguments Monday, Jan. 12, about how governments may regulate citizens’ speech. The church claims that religious groups are treated more severely than others.
The town allows so-called directional signs, like the ones put up by the church inviting people to Sunday worship, to be no larger than 6 square feet. They must be placed in public areas no more than 12 hours before an event and removed within an hour of its end. Signs for political candidates, by contrast, can be up to 32 square feet and can remain in place for several months.