Tag Archives: commercial speech

Sorrell Means Business

Last week’s Supreme Court decision in Sorrell v. IMS Health Inc.  signified a subtle yet important shift in commercial speech interpretation that may precede increased corporate strength in the legal arena.  The opinion, by Justice Kennedy, argues that Vermont did … Continue reading

Posted in Mariel Tavakoli | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Virginia Attempts to Address Underage Drinking by Impinging Upon Free Speech

Last week, a panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ban on the advertising of alcohol in college newspapers.  The case involved a challenge to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission’s expansive ban on the advertising of … Continue reading

Posted in Lindsay Ryder: Author | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The FDA’s Tobacco Regulations: The Harm in Banning Harmful Speech

One March 19, 2010 the FDA issued a broad set of regulations directly restricting tobacco companies’ ability to advertise and promote their products. The regulations were issued following President Obama’s signing of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act … Continue reading

Posted in Lindsay Ryder: Author | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment