US To Appeal Ruling Nixing FDA's Cigarette Warning Labels

Law360, New York (March 5, 2012, 10:05 PM EST) -- The Obama administration will appeal a ruling that found that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's new graphic warning images on cigarette packets violate the First Amendment by compelling speech, according to a court filing Monday.

According to the filing in Washington federal court, the FDA and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will challenge the ruling made by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon last week, in which he found that forcing tobacco companies to display graphic pictures such as those of diseased lungs,...
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