The Supreme Court will not get involved in a New York dispute over whether officials can curb some law firm television commercials.
The high court refused to hear an appeal from New York officials who passed rules that would curb some television commercials from local law firms.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down much of the state's proposed regulations, which included bans on client testimonials or paid endorsements, and nicknames, mottos or trade names that suggest an ability to obtain results.
Personal injury firm Alexander & Catalano and advocacy group Public Citizen Inc. challenged the rules.
The firm wanted to be known as "The Heavy Hitters" but abandoned the motto for fear of running afoul of the new rules.