Supreme Court Denies Cert in Booze Ad Case

The Supreme Court has denied the appeal filed by ACLU that sought to keep alcohol advertising in college newspaper throughout Virginia.


The Virginia Chapter is seeking to have the Supreme Court review the decision of the 4th Circuit to uphold Virginia’s law on the ban of alcohol advertising in college newspapers.  It its cert petition the ACLU argues that the 4th Circuit misapplied the Supreme Court precedent on First Amendment matters.


A divided panel for the 4th Circuit affirmed Virginia’s ban on alcohol advertising in college newspapers stating the ban did not violate the free-speech rights of Virginia Tech’s Collegiate Times and the University of Virginia’s Cavalier Daily. Read the decision here.

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