Farm Product "Check-Off" Programs: A Constitutional Analysis

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This report begins with a brief introduction to check-off programs and then
describes many of the First Amendment principles that have been discussed in checkoff cases. Next is an analysis of the first two challenges that reached the Supreme Court, as well as a brief discussion of subsequent lower court decisions. This report concludes with a discussion of Johanns v. Livestock Marketing Association and its possible implications for check-off programs.

Creator(s): Vina, Stephen R
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: June 21, 2005
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Vina, Stephen R

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: June 21, 2005
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Description:

This report begins with a brief introduction to check-off programs and then
describes many of the First Amendment principles that have been discussed in checkoff cases. Next is an analysis of the first two challenges that reached the Supreme Court, as well as a brief discussion of subsequent lower court decisions. This report concludes with a discussion of Johanns v. Livestock Marketing Association and its possible implications for check-off programs.

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16 Pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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