Looking back in an interview with the First Amendment Center, John R. Bates, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that opened the door to attorney advertsing, says: “It is the nature of the First Amendment that there is going to be speech in every medium of communication that some people don’t like.”

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.