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United States v. United Foods, Inc. (docket #: 00-276) (2001)  [Findlaw]

Secondary Link United States v. United Foods, Inc.
Argument Date 04/17/2001
Decided 06/25/2001
Supreme Court Vote 6-3
IssueDo mandatory advertising assessments imposed on mushroom producers and handlers under the Mushroom Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act violate the First Amendment?
Case Summary & Additional Resources
Majority Opinion Kennedy, J.
Concurring Opinion Stevens, J., & Thomas, J.
Dissenting Opinion Breyer, J. (joined by Ginsburg, J. & O'Connor, J.)
Oral Arguments Oral Arguments - Transcript
audio (Oyez)  [Oyez]
Tony Mauro Analysis
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Brody, Steven G. & Johnson, Bruce E.H., ADVERTISING AND COMMERCIAL SPEECH: A FIRST AMENDMENT GUIDE (2nd ed., 2006) §6:7
Post, Robert, "Compelled Subsidization of Speech: Johanns v. Livestock Marketing Association," 2005 Supreme Court Review 195
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