Free Speech and Association

Brown’s free speech opinions illustrate her tendency to rule in favor of corporations and seek to provide broad protections for corporate speech, while sometimes giving short shrift to the First Amendment rights of average citizens.

In one dissent she listed as one of her ten most significant decisions, Brown sought to expand the contexts in which corporations could make false or misleading statements without any effective legal mechanism for holding them accountable. In another case, Brown argued that a corporation should be granted an injunction against a former employee sending emails critical of the company’s employment practices to some of his former colleagues.

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