. Rehnquist writes a powerful dissent. He argued that the First
Am. was designed to protect discussion of “political, social and
other public issues, rather than the decision of a particular
individual as to whether to purchase one or another kind of shampoo.”
Just because some people think choosing a brand of shampoo is as
important as electing an official does not automatically bring info.
about competing shampoos within the protection of the First Am.
Dave agrees with this point.
b. The VA legislature, not the Courts, should decide if there
should be restrictions on commercial ads. Clearly, here, the
legislature was concerned about drug abuse—a danger to which
unregulated ads of prescription drugs and their prices might lead.
(“Pain getting you own? Insist that your Dr. prescribe Demerol”).
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