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Nebraska Cattlemen Inc. v. Livestock Marketing Association (2005)  [Findlaw]

Argument Date 12/08/2004
Decided 5/23/2005
Supreme Court Vote 6-3
Note This case was consolidated with Johanns v. Livestock Marketing Association (lead case)
Supreme Court Ruling First Amendment claim denied
IssueWhether the U.S. Department of Agriculture's pork-check-off program, which was created under the National Pork Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act of 1985, violates the First Amendment.
Majority Opinion Scalia, J.
Concurring Opinion Thomas, J., & Breyer, J., & Ginsburg, J. (concurring in judgment)
Dissenting Opinion Souter, J. (joined by Stevens, J., Kennedy, J.)
Lower Court 6th Circuit
Lower Court Ruling First Amendment claim sustained
For Respondent
Laurence Tribe

For Respondent
Laurence Tribe, et al for Respondent (main brief)

Tony Mauro Analysis
"'04 docket includes 3 free-speech cases"

"Beef ads prompt 3rd high court review of mandatory marketing" (5/26/04)

For Petitioner
AP, "High court to decide if beef ads cut constitutional mustard" (05.24.04)

AP, "High court: Beef producers can be forced to pay for ads " (5-23-05)

AP, "High court: Beef producers can be forced to pay for ads" (5-23-05)

Robert Pore, "Court to hear beef checkoff arguments" (19/18/04)

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