American Beverage Association v. City of San Francisco
Issue: First Amendment
Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
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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