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Federal judge rules against Massachusetts town’s ban of tobacco ad signs

Observing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that truthful advertising of products is protected under the First Amendment, a federal district ruled that Worcester, Massachusetts could not ban outdoor tobacco ads or in-store ads visible from the street.

The judge wrote that Worcester “has no legitimate interest in prohibiting non-misleading advertising to adults to prevent them from making decisions of which the City disapproves.” -db

From CSP Daily News,  April 3, 2012, by Thomas A. Briant.

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