About this Case
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority allows advertising on its property on almost any subject except those that “promote or oppose any religion, religious practice or belief.” The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has sided with Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority even though it goes against our First Amendment right to freedom of speech.
Summary of NLF's Brief
We filed this brief along with National Association of Evangelicals, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, Concerned Women for America, The Pacific Justice Institute, and The International Conference of Evangelical Chaplain Endorsers. We argued that the D.C. Circuit was wrong in allowing the Transit Authority to continue with its policy of restricting any religious advertisements and deciding which messages are “religious” or “too religious” and which are not. Our First Amendment right of Freedom of Speech is at stake. We cannot allow D.C. Circuit precedent to stand as it will affect not just religious organizations and individuals in the D.C. area, but throughout the country.