Nike, Inc. v. Kasky
- Case Date: 11/15/2002
- Project Name: Criminalization of Free Enterprise - Business Civil Liberties Program
On June 26, 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to review a California court decision that threatens to impose severe restrictions on the right of corporations to speak freely on issues of public importance. The Court initially agreed in January 2003 to review the case. But in a one-sentence order, the Court changed its mind and dismissed as "improvidently granted" its original order granting review. As a result, the case returns to the California courts for further proceedings. The decision was a setback for WLF, which had filed two briefs is in the case -- one urging the Court to hear the case and a second brief urging the Court to overturn the lower court decision. WLF argued that the California decision improperly exposes Nike, Inc. to sanctions for speaking out regarding the labor conditions at its overseas manufacturing plants.
More Information and Downloads:
2/28/2003: Download the Brief
11/15/2002: Download the Brief
Litigation Update: Court Declines to Review California Limitations on Corporate Speech