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LAWS 9933 First Amendment and Corporate and Commercial Speech (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This seminar will address constitutional issues implicated in expenditures by corporations for expression on political and public questions, and by government regulation of commercial speech. Among the topics to be examined are the extent to which corporate laws authorize corporations to engage in political speech or in expression on other matters of public interest, and the normative considerations affecting exercise of such corporate power including its relationship to the values that the First Amendment is designed to protect. That examination involves questions as to which participants in the corporation should have a role in the corporate decision to engage in such expression. We will also study the Court's mixed responses to the


Prerequisites: Constitutional Law II or taking it concurrently.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17