Briefs Authored by Public Good
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- The First Amendment free speech rights of e-cigarette manufacturers are not violated by a requirement that claims of reduced harm must be proven before they are advertised to the public, nor by a ban on free samples.
• Nicopure Labs, LLC v. FDA (U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit)
- Are the First Amendment rights of tobacco companies violated by a court order that they issue factual statements about the harms of tobacco use and disclose their own past deceptive conduct?
• Philip Morris USA, Inc. v. United States of America (U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit)
- Restricting the sale of tobacco products at discounted prices does not violate the free speech rights of tobacco sellers.
• National Ass’n of Tobacco Outlets, Inc. v. City of Providence (U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; U.S. District Court, Rhode Island)
- Second Circuit finds municipal requirement that tobacco retailers post graphic warnings to be preempted by federal law.
• 23-34 94th St. Grocery Corp. v. New York City Bd. of Health (U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit)
- Sixth Circuit finds that most of new federal statutory restrictions on tobacco marketing do not violate the free speech rights of tobacco companies.
• Discount Tobacco City & Lottery, Inc. v. United States (U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit)