Free Speech Implications Of Calif. Cell Phone Case

Law360, New York (December 14, 2011, 2:02 PM EST) -- Now pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is a landmark case that could impact the First Amendment rights of manufacturers and retailers. CTIA v. City and County of San Francisco, No. 11-17707 (9th Cir.)

The case addresses the ability of a local government to require a consumer warning or advisory for a product based on the proposition that it has not been proven to be absolutely safe.

Last year, San Francisco enacted the Cell Phone Right-to-Know Ordinance, which mandated radio frequency...
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