Mississippi prohibits alcoholic beverage advertising to further its interest in promoting temperance. This note applies the first amendment commercial speech standard to the advertising ban and concludes that the alcoholic beverage advertising ban is an unconstitutional restraint of free speech. Further consideration of the interplay between the first and twenty first amendments indicates that to the extent that the ban violates first amendment interests, it is unsupported by the twenty first amendment.
Charlotte K. Ito,
Mississippi's Prohibition of Alcoholic Beverage Advertising: A Constitutional Analysis,
5 Hastings Comm. & Ent.L.J. 127
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