James Giese

Court says beef checkoff is constitutional
On May 23, by a vote of 6-3, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985, overturning lower-court decisions by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the U.S. District Court for South Dakota, which had ruled the measure unconstitutional. As a result of this decision, the Beef Checkoff Program will continue. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture is reviewing this decision to determine its implications for other First Amen…

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