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May 2015 In the News Archive | Emory University School of Law

Jonathan R. Nash

Nash for The Hill: Williams-Yulee's razor-thin victory for judicial campaign speech codes

Although Williams-Yulee upholds a judicial campaign speech restriction, the restriction it upholds is a narrow one and, moreover, it adopts a most exacting standard against which it holds judicial speech restrictions are generally to be measured, Professor Jonathan Nash writes in an opinion article for The Hill. "Going forward, states will have to offer a compelling state interest in regulating judicial campaign speech, and more importantly will have to demonstrate that their regulation is narrowly tailored to the problem at issue."