Commercial Break

In another major decision last week, the Supreme Court directed a chilly breeze down Madison Avenue's way. By a vote of 5 to 4, the court ruled that even truthful ads for lawful goods and services may be restricted by the state to protect the "health, safety and welfare" of its citizens.

The court's pronouncement grew out of a case from Puerto Rico, where the former owners of the Condado Plaza Hotel and Casino had invoked the First Amendment guarantee of free speech to challenge a local ban on advertising by gambling casinos. Because of the crime and corruption that gambling...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!