R-CALF USA is asking the federal court to reject USDA’s argument that beef checkoff messages are government speech, which is not a violation of First Amendment rights. In its filing, R-CALF said the beef checkoff falls short of the standards for government speech. R-CALF has been challenging the constitutionality of the beef checkoff in both state and federal courts, seeking significant changes in the structure of the promotion and research program.
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