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Florida Bar v. Went for It, Inc. (Docket #: 94-226) (1995)  [Findlaw]

Secondary Link Florida Bar v. Went for It, Inc.  [Legal Information Institute]
Argument Date 01/11/1995
Decided 06/21/1995
Supreme Court Vote 5-4
Supreme Court Ruling First Amendment claim denied
 
IssueDo the Florida Bar rules prohibiting direct mail solicitation of accident victims violate the free speech of personal injury attorneys?
Majority Opinion O’Connor, J. (joined by Rehnquist, C.J., Scalia, Thomas, Breyer, JJ.)
Dissenting Opinion Kennedy, J. (joined by Stevens, Souter, and Ginsburg, JJ.)
Lower Court 11th Circuit
Lower Court Ruling First Amendment claim sustained
Oral Arguments Oral Arguments  [Oyez]
Lawyers
For Petitioner
Barry Scott Richard

For Respondent
Bruce S. Rogow

Opinion - Lower Court
McHenry v. The Florida Bar, 21 F. 3d 1038
News
Greenhouse, Linda, "At The Bar," The New York Times, June 23, 1995, Sect. A, p. 23
Greenhouse, Linda, "High Court Backs Florida Restriction on Solicitation," The New York Times, June 22, 1995, Sect. A, p. 22
Other
Brody, Steven G. & Johnson, Bruce E.H., ADVERTISING AND COMMERCIAL SPEECH: A FIRST AMENDMENT GUIDE (2nd ed., 2006) §6:3
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