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September 23, 2017

Weekly litigation report — September 23, 2017

Ninth Circuit sides with PLF in compelled speech case On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit issued a favorable opinion in American Beverage Association v. City and County of San Francisco, an important compelled speech case. As we explain on our blog, the case involves a San Francisco ordinance that forces advertisers of sugar-sweetened beverages to devote ...

April 05, 2013

Finding one's way out of a paper bag . . . tax

Usually in California, when the state or a local government passes a law that requires citizens to pay a charge for something, a debate ensues about whether the charge is a tax or a fee.  Under the California Constitution, as amended by Proposition 26 in 2010, new local taxes must be passed by the voters ...

March 11, 2013

NYC soda ban taxes New Yorkers' patience

Start spreading the news, soda isn't leaving today. Tomorrow was supposed to mark the effective date of New York City's large sugary beverage ban, which have would prohibited (some) vendors from selling soda in portions greater than 16 ounces.  Restaurants, delis, and other places that prepare food were subject to the ban, while other establishmen ...