Commercial Speech: Set It Free
Murdock, Deroy, Chief Executive (U.S.)
Alternating liberal and libertarian views on public policy
Corporations increasingly find themselves embroiled in worldwide controversies. Simply to sell their wares, companies now must prove their products are eco-friendly, low-calorie and sweatshop-free, but corporate America usually fights these battles handicapped. The First Amendment states that "Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech." The judiciary, however, has fashioned a gray area for "commercial speech." Corporate expression is an oft-neglected stepchild compared with its beloved siblings: political and artistic speech.
This tradition began with the Supreme Court case of Valentine v. …
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Publication information: Article title: Commercial Speech: Set It Free. Contributors: Murdock, Deroy - Author. Magazine title: Chief Executive (U.S.). Issue: 185 Publication date: January/February 2003. Page number: 17. © 1999 Chief Executive Publishing. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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