U.S. Justices Weigh Corporate Speech

The Supreme Court last week heard arguments in Nike v. Kasky, a case weighing the rights of companies to defend themselves in press releases and other public statements. Advertising industry groups have expressed concern that a Nike loss could have a chilling effect on all corporate speech, including ads. Where to draw the line between commercial and noncommercial speech is at the heart of the arguments. The court is expected to rule by the end of June.