State’s high court backs 2011 ruling by Appeals Court
By Michael Clancy
The Arizona Republic
The high court on Tuesday denied the petition for review from American Outdoor Advertising, the defendant in the suit filed in 2008.
The Arizona Court of Appeals decided last November that electronic billboards violate the Arizona Highway Beautification Act’s ban on intermittent light.
Since then, Arizona passed a new law banning the billboards in much of the state but permitting them in most of Maricopa County and parts of Pinal, Yuma and LaPaz counties. “The new statute was enacted to override the court decision,” said Cameron Artigue, attorney for Scenic Arizona, plaintiff in the suit.