Remembering Melville Nimmer: Some Cautionary Notes on Commercial Speech

24 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2011  

William W. Van Alstyne

Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School

Date Written: December 1, 2011

Abstract

This examination concerns itself with two main questions: what qualifies as commercial speech and how much protection does commercial speech enjoy under the First Amendment when compared to other forms of speech. The trend of the Court indicates that commercial speech enjoys protections similar to political speech.

Keywords: commercial speech, First Amendment, political speech

Suggested Citation

Van Alstyne, William W., Remembering Melville Nimmer: Some Cautionary Notes on Commercial Speech (December 1, 2011). UCLA Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 5, 1996; William & Mary Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-175. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1967035

William W. Van Alstyne (Contact Author)

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