More Inspiration From The Courts On Commercial Speech

Law360, New York (March 22, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT) -- When most of us think of the First Amendment, commercial speech is probably not what springs to mind. A business talking about its products doesn’t fit our classic perception of free speech. It will never equal the “I Have a Dream” speech or stir inspiration in your soul.

But it’s important. It really is. The U.S. Supreme Court says so:

"Advertising, though entirely commercial, may often carry information of import to significant issues of the day. And commercial speech serves to inform the public of the...
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