The D.C. Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear verbal arguments in a box brought by 5 tobacco companies severe regulations requiring striking warning labels on cigarette packs and advertisements starting in September.
Once again, a administration is anticipating itself indicted of overstepping a inherent authority, this time on First Amendment grounds.
“The striking images … were conjunction designed to strengthen a consumer from difficulty or deception, nor to boost consumer recognition of smoking risks; rather, they were crafted to elicit a clever romantic response distributed to incite a spectator to quit or never start smoking,” sovereign Judge Richard Leon, a George W. Bush appointee, ruled in February. – The Hill
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