Posts Tagged ‘compelled speech’
In another blow to the nation’s dwindling labor unions, an appeals court on Tuesday struck down a federal rule that would have required millions of businesses to put up posters informing workers of their right to form a union.
San Francisco appears to be giving up its battle for an ordinance that would require retailers to warn customers about cellphone radiation and its health effects.
With time ticking down in this year’s Vermont Legislative session, it’s becoming clear that lawmakers won’t pass a bill requiring labels on genetically modified food before wrapping up their work for 2013.
The Supreme Court wrestled Monday with the First Amendment implications of a policy that forces private health organizations to denounce prostitution as a condition to get AIDS funding.
At issue: whether the government can require AIDS groups receiving grants to state their opposition to prostitution and sex trafficking as a condition of funding.
Federal judge will decide soon whether retailers can be required to put up large displays about their putative guilt for having sold cigarettes.
Some parents had complained that earlier version of form forced them to agree with the state Health Department’s assessments of the risks and benefits of the shots.
California town can bar offenders from opening their doors to trick-or-treaters, but they can’t be forced to post signs that read: ‘No candy or treats at this residence.’
Ohio appeals judges reject attorney’s argument that compelling his client to write a 1,000-word essay amounted to ‘thought control.’
Case is one of two challenging the warnings; last month, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., found FDA rule violated free speech.
In striking down new FDA warning labels on cigarette packages, district judge says trying ‘to evoke a strong emotional response’ goes beyond the government’s power.
Judge had previously struck down parts of the statute, but his latest ruling says he’s bound to follow the direction of the 5th Circuit in declaring the law constitutional.
Statute requiring doctors to show sonograms to patients can be put into effect while opponents challenge the measure in court.
In video produced for ‘Great American Smokeout,’ president says companies oppose graphic cigarette warnings because ‘they don’t want to be honest about the consequences’ of smoking.