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Facebook "Likes" are Protected Speech

By October 16, 2013

By Steve Silverman On September 18, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued an opinion in Bland v. Roberts which held that Facebook “likes” are in fact protected speech under the First Amendment. In the case, Roberts, the Sheriff in Hampton, Virginia, fired several employees after they supported …

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Associates’ Corner: Commercial Speech and the First Amendment

By December 20, 2012

By Jorge R. Delgado Among the classes of protected speech under the First Amendment, commercial speech does not rank in the highest echelons.  But businesses should not be quick to dismiss a potential constitutional challenge to governmental regulation that improperly infringes on their right to advertise, exchange information, or engage …

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