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by advising the state to restrict the locations where certain ads could be displayed, that banning of “vulgar   and   profane”   advertising   from   children’s   sight   arguably   advanced   the   state’s   interest   in protecting children from those ads. A DDITIONAL  C ASES  A DDRESSING   THIS  I SSUE Recent cases involving the  constitutionality of government restrictions on advertising under the commerce clause  include the following. Cases in which restrictions on advertising were held unconstitutional include   Thompson v. Western States Medical Center , __ U.S. __, 122 S.Ct. 1497, 152 L.Ed.2d 563 (2002) (restrictions on advertising of compounded drugs); and  This That and Other Gift and Tobacco, Inc. v. Cobb County,  285 F.3d 1319 (11th Cir. 2002) (restrictions on advertising of sexual devices). Cases in which restrictions on advertising were held not unconstitutional include  Long Island Board of Realtors, Inc. v. Inc. Village of Massapequa Park,   277 F.3d 622 (2d Cir. 2002) (restrictions on signs in residential areas);  Borgner v. Brooks,  284 F.3d 1204 (11th Cir. 2002) (restrictions on dentists’ ads);  Genesis Outdoor, Inc. v. Village of Cuyahoga Heights , __ Ohio App.3d __, __ N.E.2d __ (8 Dist. 2002) (restrictions on billboard construction); and   Johnson v. Collins Entertainment Co.,   349 S.C. 613, 564 S.E.2d 653 (2002) (restrictions on offering special inducements in video gambling ads). 4. Unprotected Speech Constitutional protection has never been afforded to certain classes of speech—defamatory speech, threats, child pornography, “fighting” words, and statements of fact, for example.
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66           INSTRUCTOR’S MANUAL TO ACCOMPANY  BUSINESS LAW,  ELEVENTH EDITION C ASE  S YNOPSIS Case 4.2: Lott v. Levitt In 2005, in the book  Freakonomics,  Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner mention a theory of economist, John Lott, Jr., who “argues that violent crime has decreased in areas where law-abiding citizens are allowed to carry concealed weapons.” The authors add, “When other scholars have tried to replicate his results, they found that right-to-carry laws simply don't bring down crime.” Economist John McCall sent Levitt an e-mail citing an issue of  The Journal of Law and Economics , in which other scholars claimed to “replicate” Lott's research. Levitt responded, “It was not a peer refereed edition of the   Journal . For $15,000 he was able to buy an issue and put in only work that supported him. My best friend was the editor and was outraged the press let Lott do this.” Lott filed a suit in a federal district court against Levitt and others, claiming defamation. Levitt filed a motion to dismiss.
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