The First Amendment protects freedom of speech, “however, some judges use it as a bludgeon to strike down common-sense disclosure rules” exlains our legal director, Ron Fein to The Hill.

Disclosures that would benefit workers, investors, and customers, are often ruled against to protect the purported First Amendment rights of businesses and corporations. This summer, the D.C. Circuit heard a challenge to a federal law requiring a label on fresh meat, identifying its country of origin. Despite the public’s right to know the source of their meat, the corporate lobby argued that the law violated their protection of the First Amendment. But how can this be? Click here for the full analysis in Ron Fein’s op-ed.

Read the Full Article

Click here