State Senator Wants to Ban Tennessee DUI Defense Attorney Ads

Prominent state senator Rosalind Kurita wants to ban certain advertisements used by Tennessee DUI lawyers. She was successful in adding an amendment to a bill that would prohibit ads stating that the lawyer was a DUI specialist, offered a discount rate, claimed more expertise in drunk driving defense or guaranteed an outcome in the case. She says the amendment was in reaction to drunk drivers not being convicted.

Other Tennessee General Assembly law makers publicly say the provision violates First Amendment free speech rights. Senator Jim Kyle said,

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