Wal-mart TV stands on the edge of the court, with the justices on the brink of ruling on whether to take down its controversial video streaming service, Walmart Live.
In its brief filed Wednesday, the company argues that the Supreme court is unlikely to overturn the high court’s decision to strike down a law passed by Congress that prohibits companies from using their names in advertising or other promotional materials that could disparage people based on race, gender, or sexual orientation.
The case will be heard by the Supreme Courts of the United States and the District of Columbia on March 22.
The Supreme Court decision is a victory for Walmart, a leading consumer advocate and a major retailer, which has fought back against a series of high-profile lawsuits from LGBT activists, including one brought by the Human Rights Campaign.
The retailer’s chief legal officer, David Boies, said the court’s ruling could be “a game-changer” for the business, adding that he thinks it will set a precedent for other businesses to fight back against laws that restrict their right to free speech.
Walmart Live’s website lists some of its features, including: Live news and weather, News and video streaming, News, video game sales, Walmart coupons, Walmart gift cards, Wal-Marts latest news, Walmart merchandise, Walmart’s latest news and more.
Its subscription service, which is also available to customers with an Amazon account, includes live video, audio, photo and video, plus access to a range of other features.
The court will decide if the law is constitutional.