Sunday, January 07, 2007

Santa's Butt Okay

The State of Maine has rescinded its ban on the sale of "Santa's Butt Winter Porter" beer because of its "undignified" label (mentioned earlier here). "Assistant Attorney General Chris Taub said the state decided to reverse its rejection of the labels after reviewing similar cases from other states and deciding that a court would likely find the labels protected by the First Amendment." The Maine Civil Liberties Union is moving ahead with a First Amendment lawsuit anyway.

Besides Santa's rear, the state had barred two other labels, including one depicting Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People."