This week, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered lower courts to enjoin Utah from enforcing a law that prohibited advertising of distilled spirits, a move that will ease local restrictions on winter Olympics advertising around host Salt Lake City.
Meanwhile, a district court judge overturned New York City's attempt to ban virtually all cigarette advertising, saying the city was preempted to do so by federal law. -- Ira Teinowitz
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