"Stanford Law School’s (SLS) Center for Internet and Society Junior Affiliate Scholar and outgoing Lecturer in Law Morgan Weiland has been awarded the 2018 Harry W. Stonecipher Award for Distinguished Research in Media Law and Policy for her 2017 article, “Expanding the Periphery and Threatening the Core: The Ascendant Libertarian Speech Tradition.” The article, published in the Stanford Law Review in May 2017, uncovers a new theory undergirding the First Amendment’s expansion to include commercial and corporate speech.
The Stonecipher Award, granted by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), recognizes the top scholarship published over the prior year on media law and policy.
“Weiland’s article merges analysis of the Supreme Court’s commercial and corporate speech doctrines and theory to provide a new lens for understanding recent decisions and legal developments,” the selection committee told Weiland in an email announcing the award. “As one judge said, ‘It is the best explanation that I’ve seen so far for a phenomenon we’ve all felt.’”"
Read the full press release at Stanford Law School.