IDPC Fires One Over the IDAF Bow

PROFESSIONALINTERIORDESIGNER can only assume that the pro-legislation effort is setting up a defensive stonghold. There is a lot at stake. Looks like the IJ and IDPC are setting up a multi-front offensive, to wit;

“The district court’s ruling that Florida’s statute is ‘not subject to First Amendment scrutiny’ because ‘there is a ‘personal nexus’ between the interior designer and the client’ represents a dramatic and unwarranted expansion of the professional speech doctrine,” wrote attorney Robert Kry of Molo Lamken, L.L.P., Washington, DC, author of IDPC’s Amicus Brief.  Kry is among the country’s foremost authorities on the so-called “professional speech” doctrine, which effectively eliminates First Amendment protection for certain kinds of vocation-related speech.  As Kry explains in the IDPC brief, “Where the First Amendment is at stake, proponents of licensure must do more than concoct overwrought hypotheticals about exploding fabric finishes and furniture-placement deathtraps for the disabled. Yet for all their years of trying, that is all those proponents have been able to muster.”

                   http://idpcinfo.wordpress.com/2010/05/03/idpc-files-brief-in-florida-unconstitutional-interior-design-lawsuit/

PROFESSIONALINTERIORDESIGNER can only hope that IDAF, ASID & IIDA are truly arming themselves for a legal catfight…In the words of the late, great musician Warren Zevon;

I’m the innocent bystander
Somehow I got stuck
Between the rock and the hard place
And I’m down on my luck
And I’m down on my luck
And I’m down on my luck

Now I’m hiding in Honduras
I’m a desperate man
Send lawyers, guns and money
The s**t has hit the fan

Here is where ASID and IIDA will earn their membership dues.

Stay tuned.

P.S. Well N.C.I.D.Q. seems to be trying;

http://www.ncidq.org/Portals/0/NCIDQ-Amicus-Brief-June7-2010.pdf

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