Monday, August 27, 2012

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rules regulation imposing graphic cigarette warnings is unconstitutional -- UPDATED

As you may recall, I have been following the developments in the litigation over the constitutionality of the proposed new graphic warnings for cigarettes.  Go here and scroll down for all the previous posts on the subject.  The most recent development came in today as news spread that a panel of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia found (on a 2 to 1 vote) that the regulation imposing the warnings is unconstitutional.  Go here for a copy of the opinion.  For more news and commentary go to The Blog of the Legal Times, The New York Times (here and here), The Jurist, Drug and Device blog, The Wall Street Journal law blog, Public Citizen, and The First Amendment Center.

UPDATE 8/27/12:  Here are two more links with more discussion (and links) on the case:  Circuit Splits, FDA law blog and Jonathan Turley.

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