The Cavalier Daily has the go-ahead to run ads for liquor and beer. A federal appeals court says two Virginia college newspapers can run advertisements for alcohol. That’s despite a state regulation that’s intended to cut underage drinking. The 4th U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond concluded that the ABC Board’s ban against alcohol ads is unconstitutional as it applies to The Cavalier Daily and the Collegiate Times at Virginia Tech. The court says the regulation violates First Amendment rights because it prohibits a large number of those over 21 years of age from receiving truthful information about a product that they’re legally allowed to consume. Surveys show the majority of readers of both student newspapers are 21 or older. The ruling reverses a lower court ruling that upheld the ban.
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