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
War on Drugs
The Huffington Post – Fernando Henrique Cardoso: Drugs: The Debate Goes Mainstream
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
The Washington Post – Obama’s Supreme Court Comments Stir Debate