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Obama Appeals Court Ruling On Unconstitutionality Of Tobacco Labels
2012-03-06 14:39:39

The Obama administration has launched an appeal against the ruling of a U.S. court which found that a mandate requiring tobacco corporations to place large, grisly images as health warnings on cigarette packages violates the First Amendment right to free speech. In his ruling on February 29, D.C. District Judge Richard Leon found that the attempt by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to force cigarette makers to display graphic pictures of blackened lungs, rotten teeth and sickly...

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,...

2010-01-14 16:02:00

WASHINGTON , Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) In ruling today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may not regulate electronic cigarettes as drugs or medical devices, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon has ignored decades of precedent and put America's consumers at unnecessary risk. If upheld, Judge Leon's decision opens a...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'