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Brandishing the First Amendment: Commercial Expression in America
  • Tamara Piety
Over the past two decades, corporations and other commercial entities have used strategic litigation to win more expansive First Amendment protections for commercial speech—from the regulation of advertising to the role corporate interests play in the political process, most recently debated in the Supreme Court case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Tamara R. Piety, a nationally known critic of commercial and corporate speech, argues that such an expansion of First Amendment speech rights imperils public health, safety, and welfare; the reliability of commercial and consumer information; the stability of financial markets; and the global environment. Prof. Piety appeared on TU Public Radio's Studio Tulsa recently to discuss her book.
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University of Michigan Press
Citation Information
Tamara Piety. Brandishing the First Amendment: Commercial Expression in America. (2012)
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