Cigarette Warning Label Battle Likely Headed For High Court

Law360, New York (August 24, 2012, 1:46 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit's Friday decision finding federal regulators' use of mandatory graphic warnings for cigarette packages unconstitutional will likely put the issue before the U.S. Supreme Court, creating the possibility that a key directive of a landmark 2009 tobacco control law will be struck down, attorneys say.

A majority of a three-judge panel ruled the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had not presented "a shred of evidence" that demonstrated the warnings — which include images of diseased lungs and a man smoking from a tracheotomy hole...
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