Virginia: News You Can Booze – Advertisers Want Back Into College Papers

on 23/09/10 at 2:38 pm

Industry

Representatives from several advertising industry groups and student newspaper publishers are asking the Supreme Court to overturn Virginia’s state law banning alcohol ads in college newspapers, arguing that the law represents an unconstitutional restriction of First Amendment rights.

While the First Amendment provides powerful ammunition to advertisers and publishers in court, if the challenge succeeds, they may find themselves on the wrong side of public opinion amid growing concern over underage drinking.

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