This Note reconsiders the constitutionality of New York's restriction on advertising by electric utilities. Section I explains how and why the Supreme Court's current analysis of the first amendment distinguishes commercial speech from other forms of speech. Section II looks at what protection is due commercial speech and weighs the competing interests in the specific context of utility advertising. The Note concludes that states may restrict utility advertising to encourage energy conservation.
Michigan Law Review,
Restrictions on Electric Utility Advertising,
Mich. L. Rev.
Available at: https://repository.law.umich.edu/mlr/vol78/iss3/4