Several states and U.S. territories are weighing in on a lawsuit over proposed graphic cigarette warning labels that include a sewn-up corpse of a smoker and a picture of diseased lungs.
The 24 attorneys general filed a friend of the court brief on Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington in support of the Food and Drug Administration's challenge of a lower court ruling in the case.
Last month, a U.S. District Court judge granted a request by some of the nation's largest tobacco companies to block the labels while deciding whether they violate their free speech rights. The judge ruled that it is likely the cigarette makers would succeed in a lawsuit to block the requirement that the labels be placed on cigarette packs next year.
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Attorneys defending Kevin Daigle-- have filed to recuse the judge in the case-- guy Bradberry. Daigle is the man accused of capital murder in the killing of state trooper Steven Vincent. judge guy Bradberry was to issue a ruling dealing with evidence in the case against Kevin Daigle-- when the case came to a standstill. that's because defense attorneys f...More >>