Supreme Court examines government speech argument in checkoff case

by 5m Editor
9 December 2004, at 12:00am

US - Is advertising supported by commodity checkoffs government speech? That was the main question addressed Wednesday in testimony before the Supreme Court in Washington, DC in a controversial case that will determine whether such research and promotion programs are constitutional. The case, Veneman v. LMA, WORC, et al., is an appeal of a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit that found the national Beef Promotion and Research Act in violation of the First Amendment.

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