Professor Katharine Van Tassel quoted by American Bar Association

12/10/2013

Katherine Van Tassel, Akron Law professor and director of the Akron Law Public Health Law and Science Center, was quoted in an American Bar Association article describing Professor Van Tassel’s presentation at the ABA’s 2013 Administrative Law Conference at Georgetown University.  At the annual conference, legal experts discussed the controversy surrounding whether requirements for disclosing ingredients are considered regulating speech or regulating conduct. Professor Van Tassel argued that because the government has a substantial interest in protecting public health, compelled commercial speech – such as labeling requirements – is permitted based on the Central Hudson Test, which determines whether a governmental regulation of speech is constitutional.

Read more about her argument here: http://www.americanbar.org/news/abanews/aba-news-archives/2013/11/legal_experts_debate.html.