Supreme Court Says Beef Producers Can Be Forced to Fork Over for Ads
The beef industry's marketing program and its slogan "Beef: It's What's For Dinner" withstood a First Amendment challenge Monday, with a Supreme Court ruling that it amounts to government speech that the government can control. The 6-3 ruling marked the third time in eight years that the high court has ruled on federal marketing programs that assess fees on producers. "There is a lot of litigation ... on programs like this, and it's been in disarray and on hold waiting for this decision," said one attorney.
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