Site Meter

Lie to me: the First Amendment in US v. Alvarez

You may also like...

5 Responses

  1. Howard Wasserman says:

    The last point is an interesting one: Is the answer some combination of: 1) There is direct harm; 2) It’s commercial speech; 3) If the state compels the speech, the problem with lying is not lying, but ignoring the state law compelling the speech.

  2. Need a loan for lawsuit? If you have a lawsuit and you need money now you are eligible to receive loans up to $100k until your settlement is paid out.

  3. If you are currently involved in a lawsuit and you need funding now, call lawsuit settlement funding and apply for funding up to $150,000 or more.

  4. Frank Pasquale says:

    It looks like the “right to lie” is catching on:

    http://jezebel.com/5922330/court-rules-in-favor-of-crisis-pregnancy-centers-right-to-lie-to-women

    Tushnet’s analysis of the implications for the Lanham Act is interesting:
    http://www.concurringopinions.com/archives/2007/10/the_right_to_li.html

  5. AndyK says:

    In reference to the above comment: there is a big difference between punishing false speech and compelling true speech.