Thursday, December 6, 2012
Court will not grant rehearing on cigarette warnings case
I have been following the litigation related to the constitutionality of the government regulations on cigarette warnings. See here for the most recent post and here (and scroll down for all the rest). Here is the latest: AP reported yesterday that the court of appeals denied the federal government's request to reconsider the decision that declared the regulation unconstitutional. As you recall, the regulation requires tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages to show that smoking can disfigure and even kill people. It is fair to assume the case is working its way to the Supreme Court. Go here for the AP story and here for short report (with links) at The Jurist.