...the paradox for Nike and other corporate entities is how to engage in the public debate without fear of being dragged into a courtroom to defend their statements...

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Free Speech in a Commercial World:
The Nike Paradox

By D. Eric Schippers

Excerpt: "Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech..."

James Madison penned the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to provide express protection for the fundamental right to speak in a free and open society. Despite the simplicity of Madison’s words, the notion of free speech, particularly as it applies to corporate entities, has eluded easy definition and has been the subject of endless legal and political debate.

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Septemeber 26, 2002
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