David Coale and Cases to Watch This Fall 

In a Law360 review of important federal, state and appellate court cases for the fall, LPHS appellate partner David Coale provides his perspective on an appeal involving Dallas strip clubs and their hours of operation in the article “6 Texas Cases To Watch This Fall.”   

“Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann LLP partner David Coale said the appeal will give the Fifth Circuit one of the nation’s first shots at interpreting the U.S. Supreme Court’s April decision in City of Austin v. Reagan National Advertising of Austin LLC et al.  In that case, the high court ruled 6-3 that Austin’s rule prohibiting companies from using digital billboards anywhere other than their place of business wasn’t content-specific and didn’t warrant strict First Amendment scrutiny.  

“This case asks if you have to consider the content of speech to determine whether or not the regulation applies. Is it regulation of speech?” Coale said.

Read more of David’s perspective here.