ATTACKS MOUNT IN BEEF CHECKOFF BATTLE
Appeals Case Against Beef Checkoff to U.S. Supreme Court
yet another legal challenge to the constitutionality of the beleaguered
mandatory beef promotion program, a petition was filed today at
the U.S. Supreme Court by Kansas farmer and cattleman Jerry Goetz,
with support from the Center for Individual Freedom.
16-page petition asks the Supreme Court to strike down a Tenth Circuit
Court of Appeals decision against Mr. Goetz and remand the case
back to that court to reconsider his constitutional claims against
the Beef Checkoff program, in light of the June 25 Supreme Court
decision in United States v. United Foods. In that case,
the Court ruled that it violates the First Amendment for the government
to compel mushroom producers to pay for industry advertising.
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read the petition to the U.S. Supreme Court, click below:
more on the Centers efforts in the battle to stop the Beef
Checkoff, click here.
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