Befitting the name, I’m launching “Socially Awkward” somewhat quietly, with an eye to getting feedback first from a number of folks who I can count on to tell me what’s missing, what I got wrong, etc. And I really would like to get this input. Leave a comment or send me an email. This site has its origins in my efforts to organize my notes, so the more complete I can make the info, the more developed I can make the points, the better. Besides identifying obvious errors or gaps in my thinking, what other material would benefit attorneys interested in the intersection between bar regulation of speech and the first amendment?
- I haven’t included many district or circuit court cases on attorney advertising – what are the notable exclusions?
- Are there commercial speech cases involving other industries that are applicable (particularly if they involve non-advertising expression)?
- Are there historical antecedents or other considerations to help explain the peculiar reach of attorney advertising regulation?
Thanks again for reading. I look forward to adding to the materials here, and to engaging with others interested in free speech issues – even for attorneys.