Beef ruling could impact cotton

Laws, Forrest
June 2005
Southeast Farm Press;6/15/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 16, p23
Trade Publication
The article reports that Woods Eastland, chairman of the National Cotton Council has said that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the Beef Promotion Act does not violate the First Amendment is "great news" for the country's beef producers and cotton farmers alike. In a 6-3 decision handed down May 23, 2005, the Court overturned a ruling by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, saying the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 is exempt from First Amendment scrutiny because it constitutes government speech.


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