Rebuffing two Atlanta lawyers whose practice was deemed “ambulance chasing” by an appeals court, the U.S. Supreme Court Monday let stand the State Bar of Georgia’s ban on in-person solicitation.

Without comment, the high court denied certiorari to Robert A. Falanga and Ronald F. Chalker, who in 1995 challenged the bar’s rules as unconstitutionally restricting their rights to commercial free speech. The State Bar forbids lawyers’ directly contacting and offering their services to lay people with whom they have never had a previous relationship.

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