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Constitutional Law Keyed to Farber
Railway Express Agency, Inc. v. New York
Citation:Railway Express Agency, Inc. v. New York, 336 U.S. 106, 69 S.Ct. 463, 93 L.Ed. 533 (1949)
A New York City ordinance prohibited the display of commercial advertising on vehicles using public streets, deeming it a distraction to drivers and pedestrians. However, advertisements displayed on vehicles that related to the business interests of the owners were exempted. Express Railway Agency sold advertising space on the sides of its trucks to other businesses and was convicted for violating the ordinance.
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