John S. Stapleton is mentioned in Law360’s coverage of The Center for Investigative Reporting v. SEPTA.

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court of the United States denied a petition for certiorari filed by SEPTA, leaving in place an important First Amendment victory by our client, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting.

In 2018, Reveal sought to advertise on SEPTA vehicles to promote Reveal and its investigation into racially discriminatory home mortgage lending practices. But SEPTA rejected the ad as "political." We sued. And after a bench trial, an appeal in the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and a petition for cert in the Supreme Court, we won.

Our co-counsel in this matter included the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, ACLU of Pennsylvania, Professor Seth Kreimer of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, CIR's General Counsel Victoria Diana Baranetsky, and our former colleagues at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller.

Reveal's original 10-panel advertisement is here:

Read Law360’s coverage here.

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