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Monday, April 29, 2013

True Spirit of the First Amendment

The Supreme Court can provide consistent and principled protection to the right to speak.
By Timothy Sandefur
The First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech. It doesn’t differentiate between categories of speech, giving preference to some types over others. But for decades, the U.S. Supreme Court has employed the doctrine of “commercial speech” to allow legislatures and regulatory agencies to limit the expressive rights of business owners in ways that would never be tolerated with regard to political or religious expression. A petition recently filed with the Supreme Court provides a stark example of the problems created by the inconsistent and confusing body of “commercial speech” law….To Read More….

My Take – I think you will find this an interesting exercise in everything that is wrong with government. 

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