TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jan 27, 2015

A little-known Tennessee law banning bars and stores from including beer brands or sales on outside signs could be unconstitutional, state Attorney General Herbert Slatery said in a recent legal opinion. Slatery found that the ban likely would not survive a legal challenge on free speech grounds because it bans “truthful and non-misleading commercial messages about lawful products.” Republican Rep. Ryan Haynes of Knoxville had requested the opinion on behalf of a constituent, the Associated Press reports. News Channel 5 has the story.