Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Alcohol-Related Advertising Ban Lifted

A Washington Post article reports that a federal judge has overturned a ban on alcohol-related advertising in college newspapers, citing that this age-old law violates the students' right to free speech.

The judge cited schools such as University of Virginia and Virginia Tech who said the advertising ban restricted their ability to make money.

The Virginia ABC has no information about how drinking behavior at UVA and Tech compares to the advertising restriction.

Personally, I am elated about this. Virginia has a record of being so terribly conservative about anything alcohol related (ie: where you can buy liquor, how you can only buy it until 9pm, etc). This is a step in the right direction.

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