After oral argument on Friday, Northern District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr., sitting in Syracuse, ruled against the New York Attorney General’s motion to dismiss this First Amendment lawsuit. He set June 18 for the beginning of a trial on the constitutionality of the state’s new guidelines on attorney advertising. Public Citizen brought the action on behalf of itself and an upstate law firm that advertises heavily.
(hat tip to Andrew Bluestone, New York Attorney Malpractice Blog)
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