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by Cyril Penn | September 24, 2012 | 9:36 AM

As reported in today's LA Times, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2184, providing an exemption to "tied-house" laws so celebrities can legally sign bottles at promotional events.

The California ABC had been going after retailers on bottle signings, which was ridiculous.

In June, The ABC dismissed a case it had brought threatening to suspend a major retailers’ license for hosting a bottle-signing event. The retailer defended the case by relying on its First Amendment commercial free speech right to host promotional appearances, clearly demonstrated its constitutional rights had been violated.

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