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Big Sugar to San Francisco: Shut Up!

August 29, 2015

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The American Beverage Association is suing the city of San Francisco over a law requiring warning labels on sugary beverages, citing the First Amendment. According to the soda industry, warning labels are an attempt to short circuit the “free marketplace of ideas” in favor of a government-imposed, one-sided public conversation, in violation of the free speech amendment. The San Francisco law requires the warning to appear on ads, but not on the sugary drinks themselves.

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