Seattle: King County Pays $200K in Attorney Fees for Violating Anti-Jihad Group’s First Amendment Rights


The County transit authority refused to run the ad, claiming that it was disparaging to Muslims because the "faces" of the global terrorists depicted in the ad - "faces" which came directly from the FBI's most wanted global terrorist list-were those of Muslims.

In its ruling, the Ninth Circuit held that the County's rejection of the ad based on its disparagement standard was viewpoint discrimination and that its rejection of the ad based on its disruption standard was unreasonable, all in violation of the First Amendment.