Monday, December 12, 2011

Tobacco Companies Preparing for Supreme Court Review of Graphic Labels

Back in June I reported that the FDA enacted a regulation to mandate new labels for cigarette packs with various graphic images and messages such as “Smoking can kill you.” (See here)  Some time later, after five of the nation's largest cigarette manufacturers filed suit against the FDA, the federal judge presiding over the case granted a preliminary injunction that prevents the FDA from enforcing the new rule.  See here and here.

Today, the Blog of the Legal Times is reporting that in a new motion filed today, the cigarette manufacturers suing the FDA are hinting that they already have their sights set on the Supreme Court.  See the motion here.  Read the story here.

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