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Gentile v. State Bar of Nevada (Docket #: 89-1836) (1991)  [Findlaw]

Secondary Link Gentile v. State Bar of Nevada  [Legal Information Institute]
Argument Date 04/15/1991
Decided 06/27/1991
Supreme Court Vote 5-4
Supreme Court Ruling First Amendment claim sustained
IssueFreedom of Speech -- (1) Whether a state may constitutionally prohibit an attorney from making statements to the press that he or she knows or reasonably should know will have a substantial likelihood of materially prejudicing an adjudicative proceeding and, if so, (2) whether the State Bar of Nevada properly applied the rule in this case.
Case Summary & Additional Resources
Majority Opinion Kennedy, J. (delivered the opinion of the Court with respect to Parts III and VI) (joined by Marshall, Blackmun, Stevens, and O'Connor, JJ.)
Concurring Opinion Kennedy, J. (with respect to Parts I, II, IV, and V) (joined by Marshall, Blackmun, and Stevens, JJ.) & O’Connor, J.
Dissenting Opinion Rehnquist, C.J. (with respect to Part III) (joined by White, Scalia, and Souter, JJ.)
Lower Court Nevada Supreme Court
Lower Court Ruling First Amendment claim denied
For Petitioner
Michael E. Tigar

For Respondent
Robert H. Klonoff

Opinion - Lower Court
Gentile v. The State Bar,106 Nev. 60, 787 P.2d 386
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