The petition of the day is:

Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. v. United States
13-1367
Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, serves as counsel to the petitioners in this case.

Issue: (1) Whether a statute that denies a government benefit based on a recipient’s failure to express support for a proposed course of government action, is subject to, and survives, strict scrutiny under the First Amendment; and (2) whether, to successfully defend a viewpoint-discriminatory statute subject to intermediate scrutiny under Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. v. Public Service Commission, the government must prove that non-discriminatory measures would fail to satisfy the government’s interests.

Posted in Ashley Furniture Industries v. U.S., Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Maureen Johnston, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Jul. 28, 2014, 10:11 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/07/petition-of-the-day-648/