Liberty NewsWire: April 9, 2012

The D.C. Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear oral arguments in a case brought by five tobacco companies challenging regulations requiring graphic warning labels on cigarette packs and advertisements starting in September.

Once again, the administration is finding itself accused of overstepping its constitutional authority, this time on First Amendment grounds.

“The graphic images … were neither designed to protect the consumer from confusion or deception, nor to increase consumer awareness of smoking risks; rather, they were crafted to evoke a strong emotional response calculated to provoke the viewer to quit or never start smoking,” federal Judge Richard Leon, a George W. Bush appointee, ruled in February. - The Hill

First Ammendment Rights

The Hill – Another Health Law Faces Court Challenge

The Hill - Case of Obama-Bashing Marine Renews Debate Over First Amendment Rights

War on Drugs

Reason - George Will: Drug Prohibition Is an Awful Flop. We Like It

The Huffington Post – Fernando Henrique Cardoso: Drugs: The Debate Goes Mainstream

Internet Freedom

Forbes - Chris Dodd 'Confident' Obama Administration Working On Next SOPA

School Choice

The AP – Political, Legal Fights Over School Vouchers’ Fate

The State – NY Dollars Flow into SC School Choice Debate


The New York Times - U.S. Defines Its Demands for New Round of Talks With Iran        

Federal Reserve

Townhall – Daniel Mitchell: If We Can’t End the Fed, Can We at Least Subject it to Competition?


Politico - Health Care Reform Supreme Court Case: Is This Conservative Judicial Activism?

The Washington Post – Obama’s Supreme Court Comments Stir Debate

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