American Beverage Association v. City of San Francisco

​Issue: First Amendment
Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

RLC's Position:
The Retail Litigation Center filed an amicus brief asking the Ninth Circuit to reverse the lower court’s decision that allowed the City of San Francisco to compel businesses to place a misleading warning on its advertisements for certain sugar-sweetened beverages. The RLC’s brief explains that San Francisco’s ordinance allows the government to compel speech that, if made by a private seller would subject that seller to false advertising claims. The brief asks the court to reverse the lower court’s judgement. 

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