Supreme Court Refuses Big Tobacco's Labeling Appeal

Law360, New York (April 22, 2013, 1:39 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and other tobacco giants to review the Sixth Circuit’s recent finding that a law requiring graphic warning labels on cigarette packs does not violate the First Amendment.

In a brief written order, the high court said it would not review claims that the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act's requirement that tobacco products contain warnings that occupy 20 percent to 50 percent of their packaging are unconstitutional, allowing to stand...
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