The US Supreme Court has said it will not rule on a case that could have defined the difference between free speech and advertising thus allowing a lawsuit against Nike to go ahead. The case revolves around the question of whether Nike subcontractors in Vietnam, China and Indonesia run sweat shops where workers are abused. Nike launched a public relations campaign to reject the allegation in the 1990s, leading activist Marc Kasky to sue them claiming that Nike was engaging in false advertising. Nike tried to have the case thrown out of court on the grounds that its campaign was protected by the US Constitution, which guarantees freedom of speech. On Thursday, the Supreme Court refused by a vote of 6 3 to rule on Nike's free speech defence which means the lawsuit will proceed. The Supreme Court's verdict is a decision not to decide, not a ruling on the merits of the case. Rights worry Nike expressed disappointment at the ruling. "Companies should be free to voice their opinions through PR or advertising on major issues that impact their business," the company said, vowing to continue to "fight to preserve the right to free and open debate". Nike, the world's largest maker of sports shoes, had claimed that the US Constitution guarantees the right to make their statements when they are about a social issue, rather than the product itself. The case had been closely watched and is seen as a test of corporate free speech. The Supreme Court did not discuss the question of whether Nike was engaged in constitutionally protected "political speech" or the more regulated "commercial speech." The majority opinion simply said the earlier decision to hear the case had been "improvidently granted," leaving the door open to an appeal if Nike is convicted. The US Government, which has been supporting Nike in court, has already warned that a ruling against Nike will give activists too many rights to sue companies. 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Wholesale 656503 010 Air Jordan Future Black Black White,Air Jordan Winterized 6 Rings Khaki Imperial Blue Olive Khaki ATLANTA, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ Converse President Gib Ford today presented NBA great and retired Boston Celtic Larry Bird with a customized Ranger fiberglass fishing boat in honor of one of the outstanding basketball careers in NBA history. "During his 13 year NBA career, the same number of years he has spent with Converse, Larry has demonstrated why he was one of the hardest working and greatest players to ever put on a pair of basketball shoes," said Ford. "In honor of Larry's retirement and in thanks for his many years of dedicated service to Converse, we are proud to present him with this customized Ranger boat. We sincerely hope that this 'Larry Bird Special' will bring him and his growing family many years of enjoyment." The boat, a custom made 20 foot Ranger 482 VS, was presented to Bird at a private ceremony in Atlanta. Called the "Converse Larry Bird Special," the boat is a one of a kind model commissioned especially for Bird with custom features such as special lumbar supports in the seats for his back, an electronic fish finder and a limited edition, 150 horse power Mercury outboard motor. Ranger is considered the premier builder of fiberglass fishing boats. During his 13 year tenure with the Boston Celtics, Bird served and continues to work as a footwear endorser and spokesperson for Converse(R). He will continue to be a consultant to Converse during his retirement. Ford also announced that Converse is the single corporate sponsor of the Larry Bird Collectors Edition Book, which was distributed at Larry Bird Night at Boston Garden on Feb. 4, 1993. The book will also be available on newsstands and several locations in the Boston area including: Boston Celtics Gift Shops; the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.; the New England Sports Museum and through youth basketball organizations. Published by Boston Magazine, this commemorative color booklet contains photos, stats and behind the scenes glimpses of Bird's illustrious NBA career, plus numbers from his 10 best games. Proceeds from the sale of the book, which is priced at $7.95, will benefit the New England Sports Museum, based at its new home at the Cambridgeside Galleria, Cambridge, Mass. 656503 010 Air Jordan Future Black Black White ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Boston Red Sox blew a big early lead en route to their longest skid in 13 years. Andrew Miller threw a force attempt at second base into center field, allowing pinch runner Cole Figueroa to score in the bottom of the 15th inning as the Tampa Bay Rays handed the Red Sox their ninth consecutive loss, 6 5 Saturday. James Loney opened the 15th with a single off Miller (1 4). Figueroa ran for Loney and went to second on Brandon Guyer's bunt single. He scored when Miller threw the ball into center field while attempting to get a double play on Desmond Jennings' grounder. "Got the comebacker," Miller said. "I went to go throw like instinct. You spin around and start to see everything unfold, and at the last second saw I didn't have a play. I didn't have anybody getting to the bag and just didn't have time to hold onto the ball." All four of Miller's loses have come since May 13. Cesar Ramos (2 3) allowed an infield single and two walks in three scoreless innings for the win. Five Tampa Bay pitchers limited Boston to six hits, with just two coming after the first inning. "We won that game because we pitched so well," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. Pierzynski homered for the Red Sox in a game that took 5 hours, 16 minutes. Matt Joyce had an RBI single and Guyer drove in two with a double off Jake Peavy in the fifth as the Rays rallied from a five run deficit to tie it at 5. Logan Forsythe had a second inning sacrifice fly and an RBI single during the fourth. The struggling Boston offense broke out against David Price. After Mike Carp was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Jonny Gomes had a sacrifice fly, Pierzynski connected on a three run homer. Boston, which scored just 16 runs in its previous eight games, had just two baserunners Gomes' walk in the third and an eighth inning single by Xander Bogaerts over the next seven innings against Price, who allowed five runs and five hits in eight innings. "I think we all expected he would go out there and shut them out like he did," Guyer said of Price after the first. "So we knew we just had to get the runs and back him up, and we did that." Bogaerts left the game due to right hamstring cramps and was replaced defensively at shortstop by Jonathan Herrera in the 11th. Bogaerts doesn't believe the injury is a serious one. Peavy gave up five runs and eight hits over six innings. The Red Sox used a makeshift lineup with David Ortiz, Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino all out with injuries. Saturday was a planned off day for Ortiz, who has calf soreness. Napoli could sit out a few games due to lingering effects of flu like symptoms along with hamstring, calf and finger issues. Victorino was placed on the 15 day disabled list after aggravating a right hamstring injury running to first base in the ninth inning of Friday's 1 0 loss to the Rays. Ortiz hit a grounder pinch hitting in the 10th. "There is no give up in this group," Farrell said. "You do the best you can with what you have. That's the mode we're in right now." NOTES: Boston recalled OF Daniel Nava from Triple A Pawtucket. Saturday. . Rays RF Wil Myers, in a 2 for 26 slide, didn't start, but walked as a pinch hitter in the eighth. . RHP Jake Odorizzi (2 4) is the Rays' scheduled starter Sunday. . Tampa Bay 3B coach Tom Foley plans to keep wearing Rays senior adviser Don Zimmer's uniform No. 66. Zimmer is recovering from heart and lung surgery last month. "Just to let him know we're thinking about him every day," Foley said "I'll wear it until somebody tells me not to."
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