"The Center's brief is intended to present to the Court the national burden on Free Speech imposed by the decision…" Center Files Amicus Brief with Supreme Court In Nike Commercial Speech Case

Arguing that remarkable and immediate damage to First Amendment interests are at continued risk, the Center for Individual Freedom today files an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to grant review in Nike, Inc. v. Kasky.

This case comes on appeal from the California Supreme Court, which held that statements made by Nike in response to a public relations campaign were commercial speech subject to lesser First Amendment protection because they "were directed by a commercial speaker to a commercial audience, and because they made representations of fact about the speaker's own business operations for the purpose of promoting sales of its products." The Center's brief is intended to present to the Court the national burden on Free Speech imposed by the decision below and raises important questions regarding the substantive reach of the commercial speech doctrine.

For background information about the Nike case, click here.

To read a copy of the Center’s brief, click here.

November 14, 2002
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