As reported by Debra Cassens Weiss in today's ABA Journal post entitled, "2nd Circuit: Ban on Law Firm Nicknames Violates First Amendent", the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected content-based restrictions on attorney advertising and held that the ban violated the First Amendment. Read the court's opinion (PDF).
2nd Circuit Rejects Most of New York's Attorney Advertising Limits- Noeleen G. Walder, Law.com
N.Y. Lawyer Ad Rules Struck Down - Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal