Constitutional Law Keyed to Chemerinsky
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. v. Public Service Commission of New York
In 1973, the Respondent ordered all electric companies to stop advertising the use of electricity. The state determined that it did not have enough fuel to last the winter and needed citizens to conserve. Once the shortage was over, the Respondent polled the public to decide whether to continue the ban on the electric companies. The Petitioner, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. (Petitioner), opposed this ban on First Amendment constitutional grounds.
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