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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 djaffe@ana.net.

Legislative and Regulatory Issues Tracking

ANA's Washington, DC office works to protect the ability of all marketers to communicate effectively with consumers.   The scope of legislation, regulations, and court cases impacting the marketing community continues to be extremely broad, extending to issues as diverse as online privacy, prescription drug advertising, restrictions on the tax deductibility of advertising costs and the regulatory powers of the Federal Trade Commission.

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Compendium of Legislative, Regulatory and Legal Issues

ANA's Washington, DC office plays a leading role in protecting the ability of all marketers to communicate effectively with consumers. At the end of each year, we prepare a Compendium which describes our efforts on the broad range of issues we have faced. 

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Alliance for Family Entertainment

The ANA Alliance for Family Entertainment (AFE) is a coalition of national advertisers, supported by the ANA, which represents almost 40% of all U.S. television advertising dollars..

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ANA and the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) conduct broadcast talent negotiations with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) through the Joint Policy Committee, or JPC.

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