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Va. ACLU Asks Supreme Court To Review Ban On Alcohol Ads

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The ACLU of Virginia is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling a ban on alcohol advertising in Virginia's college newspapers.

In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the 4th U.S. District Court of Appeals concluded that the ban from the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission is a legal approach to combating underage and excessive drinking. Now the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a petition asking the high court to review the ruling. It says a ban on truthful advertising is only constitutional if it advances ''important societal goals.''

And legal director Rebecca Glenberg says there is no evidence that banning the ads reduces underage or binge drinking on campus.

Rebecca Blatt reports...

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