This Week at the Ninth: Beef Speech and Presumptive Plaintiffs

This week, the Court addresses the constitutionality of government assessments that fund third-party beef advertisements, and clarifies the burden-shifting framework for appointing lead plaintiffs under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. RANCHERS CATTLEMEN ACTION LEGAL FUND UNITED STOCKGROWERS OF AMERICA v. VILSACK - The Court holds that mandatory assessments on cattle sales imposed by the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 (“Beef Act”), which are used to fund advertisements...
By: Morrison & Foerster LLP - Left Coast Appeals