Beverage group sues S.F. over soda warnings, advertising ban

As reported by the Associated Press:

The American Beverage Association has sued the city of San Francisco, claiming new legislation requiring health warning labels on sugary beverages and prohibiting advertisements of them on city property violates the First Amendment.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the association filed the lawsuit on Friday.

The lawsuit says the city “is trying to ensure that there is no free marketplace of ideas, but instead only a government-imposed, one-sided public `dialogue’ on the topic – in violation of the First Amendment. …”

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