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Study: Campaign Spending Skews Justice Against Defendants

Republican justices are slightly less likely to vote in favor of criminal defendants than other justices, according to the study. "However, the analysis indicates that TV ads exacerbate this difference," it says. "Even starting from different baselines, t
National Law Journal
added Oct 24, 2014 11:26
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Tobacco Control in California, 2007-2014: A Resurgent Tobacco Industry While Inflation Erodes the California Tobacco Control Program (308 pp) (PDF)

Countering a resurging tobacco industry will require advocates to be much more visible and assertive in challenging politicians who take tobacco money. Progress on tobacco control has been concentrated at the local level where policymakers are relatively
eScholarship
added Oct 24, 2014 10:02
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California’s Tobacco Control Efforts Losing Steam: Reduced Spending Power, Resurgence of Big Tobacco, e-cigs to blame

“The combination of weak leadership at the state level, willingness of political leaders to accept tobacco industry money, and inflation eroding the spending power of the California Tobacco Control Program are compromising its effectiveness, which will l
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 23, 2014 14:34
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[Kentucky] FANG: Mitch McConnell Will Say Anything for a Ham

“I’m not a scientist,” McConnell responded...But earlier in his career, when McConnell played a pivotal role on behalf of the tobacco industry...believed he had enough scientific knowledge to question public-health officials.
The Nation
added Oct 23, 2014 13:41
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[California] GLANTZ: ACS CAN CALLS ON GOVERNOR BROWN TO RETURN THE $100,000 CONTRIBUTION FROM PHILIP MORRIS TO PROPOSITIONS 1 & 2

Good for ACS CAN in calling out Governor Brown for taking $100,000 from Philip Morris. He should do what ACS asks and give the money back (and pledge not to take any more).
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 21, 2014 11:00
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[Australia, Vietnam, Kentucky, North Carolina] McConnell seeks to protect tobacco industry in trade deal

McConnell is pressuring U.S. negotiators to ensure that tobacco companies can take part in the dispute settlement portion of the trade deal, with talks scheduled next week on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact with several countries in Asia a
The Hill
added Oct 19, 2014 19:29
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[West Virginia] 6-figure checks influencing W.Va. state elections

Kendrick is a Princeton, West Virginia, native. Giving $50,000 each were the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Sean Fieler, president of Equinox Partners LP; and RAI Services Company, a branch of the Reynolds American Inc. tobacco company. The group has already s
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added Oct 19, 2014 19:20
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EDITORIAL: Secretly Buying Access to a Governor

There’s absolutely no legal justification for any political party to have a social welfare group, which exists solely as a vehicle for nervous donors who want to stay in the shadows. But whether the money is secret or disclosed, both parties are routinel
New York Times
added Oct 8, 2014 12:49
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Re: Snuff Tobacco Money out of California Politics Campaign (PDF)

Dear Sir or Madam: We are pleased to let you know that the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is launching its “Snuff Tobacco Money out of California Politics” campaign. We are making a simple ask to each current officeholder an
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
added Oct 8, 2014 02:31
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Snuff Tobacco Money Out of California Politics: Challenge Accepted

Candidates and officeholders who have accepted the challenge to reject contributions from tobacco companies (current officeholders are listed with their title). California Senate candidates and officeholders CJ Jawahar SD 4 Assemblymember Roger Dickins
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
added Oct 8, 2014 02:29
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