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Cattleman Appeals Case Against Beef Checkoff to U.S. Supreme Court

In 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.

The 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.

To read the Center’s press release, click here.

To read the petition to the U.S. Supreme Court, click below:

For more on the Center’s efforts in the battle to stop the Beef Checkoff, click here.

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