If the purpose of the ads producers are required to fund is sound economic regulation, then in pursuit of that goal can producers also be forced to make (or not make) certain statements?

Monday, December 9, 2002

No. The Supreme Court has held that producers face no restraints should they wish “to communicate any message to any audience.” They are under no compulsion to say anything, nor can they be forced “to endorse or finance any political or ideological views.”