UVA and Tech journalists take down state law [April 2]

UVA and Tech journalists take down state law [April 2]

Just one of the great things about freedom of speech? Advertisements for booze in college newspapers. This week a federal judge struck down two sections of Virginia state law, reported the Roanoke Times, thanks to a suit brought by  the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the student papers at UVA and Virginia Tech. Judge Hannah Lauck ruled that the law banning ads for alcohol in student newspapers and another that limits words in ads violate the First Amendment. UVA’s Cavalier Daily and Virginia Tech’s Collegiate Times estimated that they were losing $30,000 every year in advertising thanks to the ban.

Local liquor stores will soon be able to advertise in the Cavalier Daily, thanks to a ruling by a federal judge.

Previous "This Just In" articles from this week:

An embarrassing arrest [April 1]
On probation for pot, football player allegedly swipes plastic

Alleged I-64 shooter charged with five more counts [April 1]
Asks for court appointed lawyer

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