Consolidated Edison Co. v. Public Service Commission
|Consolidated Edison Co. v. Public Service Commission|
|Argued March 17, 1980
Decided June 20, 1980
|Full case name||Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Incorporated v. Public Service Commission of New York|
|Citations||447 U.S. 530 (more)
100 S. Ct. 2326; 65 L. Ed. 2d 319; 1980 U.S. LEXIS 6; 6 Media L. Rep. 1518; 34 P.U.R.4th 208
|Prior history||402 N.Y.S.2d 551 (N.Y. Sup.Ct. 1978); reversed, 407 N.Y.S.2d 735 (N.Y. Sup.Ct.App.Div. 1978); affirmed, 390 N.E.2d 749 (N.Y. 1979)|
|Subsequent history||On remand, reversed and remanded, 413 N.E.2d 365 (N.Y. 1980)|
|The First Amendment, as applied through the Fourteenth, protects the right of utility companies to include inserts on matters of controversial public policy with billing statements.|
|Majority||Powell, joined by Burger, Brennan, Stewart, White, Marshall|
|Dissent||Blackmun, joined by Rehnquist (parts I, II)|
|U.S. Const. amend. I; N.Y. Pub. Serv. Law §§ 4, 5, 65, 66|
Consolidated Edison Co. v. Public Service Commission, 447 U.S. 530 (1980), was a United States Supreme Court decision addressing the free speech rights of public utility corporations under the First Amendment. In a majority opinion written by Justice Lewis Powell, the Court invalidated an order by the New York Public Service Commission that prohibited utility companies from including inserts on controversial matters of public policy with billing statements.
- Consolidated Edison Co. v. Public Svc. Comm'n, 447 U.S. 530, 532 (1980).
- Consolidated Edison Co., 447 U.S. at 544.
- Text of Consolidated Edison Co. v. Public Service Commission, 447 U.S. 530 (1980) is available from: Findlaw Justia
- First Amendment Library entry on Consolidated Edison Co. v. Public Serv. Comm'n
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