Compelling Product Sellers to Transmit Government Public Health Messages


Stephen Sugarman




Journal of Law and Politics

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Policy Summary

This piece looks at the argument for the use of requiring businesses to display government messages for relevant products in order to promote public health. While there are counter arguments citing the first amendment, Sugarman argues that as long as it’s clear the messages being displayed are from the government and not the seller then it does not infringe on free speech. This has implications for policy related to government messages pertaining to topics such as promoting public transportation use, less sugar sweetened beverage consumption, and more.

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