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Introduction
I.  The Right of Publicity
    A.  History
    B.  Recognition
    C.  Infringing and Non-infringing Uses
    D.  Tension with the First Amendment
    E.  Remedies
    F.  Policy Justifications
    G.  Comparison with Copyright and Trademark Law
    H.  Criticism
II.  The Constitution and the Right of Publicity
    A.  First Amendment Claims
    B.  Suggestions of Other Constitutional Claims
        1.  Dormant Commerce Clause
        2.  Due Process Clause
        3.  Nationwide Injunctions Based on State Law
III.  Analysis
    A.  State Right of Publicity Laws Violate the Commerce Clause
    B.  Vague Right of Publicity Laws Violate the Due Process Clause
    C.  Courts must tailor remedies to right of publicity claims
    D.  A Preemptive Federal Right of Publicity Statute or Narrower State Laws Are Alternative Ways of Addressing These Issues
Conclusion