44 Liquormart, Inc. v. Rhode Island

United States Supreme Court517 U.S. 484 (1996)

Facts

The State of Rhode Island (defendant) passed a statute prohibiting advertisements that provide the retail prices of alcoholic beverages. 44 Liquormart (plaintiff) brought suit in federal district court challenging the statute as a violation of freedom of speech under the First Amendment. The district court held the statute unconstitutional, but the court of appeals reversed. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.

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