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In re R.M.J. (docket #: 80-1431) (1982)  [Findlaw]

Argument Date 11/09/1981
Decided 1/25/1982
Supreme Court Vote 9-0
Supreme Court Ruling First Amendment claim upheld
 
IssueWhether a Missouri law limiting areas of information that can be advertised by lawyers violates freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment.
Majority Opinion Powell, J.
Lower Court Mississippi Supreme Court
Lower Court Ruling First Amendment claim denied
Lawyers
For Petitioner
Charles B. Blackmar

For Respondent
John W. Inglish

Briefs
For Amicus
Jerry L. Zunker for the State Bar of Texas

Thomas Lumbard and Harry M. Philo for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (for petitioner)

News
Barbash, Fred, "Court Strikes Down Tight Rules Limiting Lawyer Advertising," The Washington Post, Jan. 26, 1982, Sect. A, p. 6
Greenhouse, Linda, "Advertising Restrictions on Lawyers Invalidated," The New York Times, Sect. B, p. 13
Other
Andrews, Lori B., "Lawyer Advertising and the First Amendment," 6 American Bar Foundation Research Journal 967 (1981)
Brody, Steven G. & Johnson, Bruce E.H., ADVERTISING AND COMMERCIAL SPEECH: A FIRST AMENDMENT GUIDE (2nd ed., 2006) §4:3
Chemerinsky, Erwin, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (3rd Ed.) (2006), 11.3
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