COCHRAN v. VENEMAN, 03-2522
Advertising pursuant to the Dairy Promotion Stabilization Act of 1983 is subject to First Amendment scrutiny. The Act violates the free speech and association rights of plaintiffs, small-scale dairy farmers, by compelling them to subsidize speech with which they disagree; they object to the message that milk is a generic product bearing no distinction based on where and how it is produced.
- Argued 01/12/2004
- Decided 02/24/2004
- Published 02/24/2004
- Before SLOVITER, RENDELL and ALDISERT, Circuit Judges.
- United States Third Circuit
- For Appellant:
- Steven M. Simpson (Argued), Institute for Justice, Washington, Walter T. Grabowski, Holland, Grady & Grabowski, Wilkes-Barre, for Appellants.
- For Appellees:
- Thomas A. Marino, United States Attorney, Matthew M. Collette (Argued), Douglas N. Letter, Attorneys, Appellate Staff, Department of Justice Washington, for Appellees., Richard T. Rossier (Argued), Alex Mendez, McLeon, Watkinson & Miller, Washington, for Intervenors-Appellees.