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Graphic Tobacco Packaging Deemed A Violation Of Free Speech
2012-03-01 10:10:56

US District Judge Richard Leon sided with tobacco companies on Wednesday, ruling that regulations requiring large graphic health warnings on cigarette packaging and advertising violate free speech rights under the US Constitution, reports Wendy Koch for USA Today. Leon continued, writing that the requirement would “violate the First Amendment by unconstitutionally compelling speech.” The decision conflicts with a January 2010 ruling by US District Court Judge Joseph McKinley,...


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