-->

Conservative Daily News - The best news, analysis and opinion articles written by a collection of citizen journalists. Covering a range of important topics in blogs, op-ed, and news posts, these upstanding patriots are bringing back American exceptionalism with every entry..

Victory For Tobacco & Free Speech In US Appeals Court

 Today, a US Appeals court struck down a law which would have forced tobacco companies to put extreme photos on packs of cigarettes.

The court found today that this labeling requirement by the FDA violated corporate speech rights.  The court’s 2-1 decision is counter to another appeals court’s ruling in a similar case earlier this year, which could set the stage for a showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the decision, Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit wrote:

“This case raises novel questions about the scope of the government’s authority to force the manufacturer of a product to go beyond making purely factual and accurate commercial disclosures and undermine its own economic interest — in this case, by making ‘every single pack of cigarettes in the country mini billboard’ for the government’s anti-smoking message.”

Brown added that the FDA “has not provided a shred of evidence” to prove that these graphic on cigarette labels would reduce smoking.

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook Post to Reddit Post to Technorati

Conservative Daily News allows a great deal of latitude in the topics contributors choose and their approaches to the content. This is due to our approach that citizens have a voice, not only the mass media. Readers will likely not agree with every contributor or every post, but find reasons to think about the topic and respond with comments. We value differing opinions as well as those that agree. Opinions of contributors are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of CDN, Anomalous Media or staff. Click here if you'd like to write for CDN.
Put This Story in your Circles and Share with your Friends

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Comments (0)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

Comments are closed.