ANA Asks Supreme Court to Review Restrictions on Alcohol Beverage Ads

ANA has filed a “friend of the court” brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Educational Media Company v. Swecker, asking it to review the Fourth Circuit’s decision finding restrictions on alcohol beverage ads in university publications constitutional.  Our brief argues that the Fourth Circuit’s decision contradicts the Supreme Court’s trend in giving increasing protection to commercial speech, and that speech to adults about lawful products cannot be restricted utilizing an overly broad child-protection rationale. 

We were joined in the brief by the 4A’s and AAF.  You can read a copy here

If you have any questions, you can reach Dan Jaffe in ANA's Washington office at 202-296-2359 or at