Sunday, September 21, 2003
James J. Kilpatrick on the Suzuki vs. Consumers Union case
Commentator James J. Kilpatrick has this commentary on the Suzuki roll-over case against the publishers of Consumer Reports magazine, now before the U.S. Supreme Court. The column provides, in part: "What began 15 years ago as a test of an automobile's stability is now in the Supreme Court. There the case offers a test of the stability of the First Amendment" and concludes "Did Consumer Reports, that pillar of rectitude, publish a rigged report for financial gain? I don't believe this gossamer speculation, and I don't believe a jury will swallow the allegation if the Supreme Court lets it go to trial."