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Court Strikes Alcohol Ad Ban (access required)

The 4th Circuit strikes Virginia’s regulatory restriction on alcohol advertising in college newspapers; because the advertising ban is not appropriately tailored to Virginia’s stated aim of combating underage and abusive college drinking, the contrary judgment of the district court is reversed. In 3 VAC § 5-20-40(A)(2), Virginia precludes college student newspapers from printing alcohol advertisements. Earlier, ...