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[Virginia] Justices Hint Bribery Law Goes Too Far In McDonnell Case ($$)

A skeptical U.S. Supreme Court pushed back Wednesday at the federal government's broad definition of "official acts" that can support a bribery charge, even floating the idea it could throw out the statute underlying former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's b
Law360
added Apr 27, 2016 21:48
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PRICE v. PHILIP MORRIS: On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Illinois / REPLY BRIEF FOR PETITIONERS (PDF)

UNDER THIS COURT'S PRECE­DENTS, DUE PROCESS REQUIRED JUSTICE KARMEIER'S RECUSAL / AT A MINIMUM, THIS COURT SHOULD HOLD THE PETITION FOR WILLIAMS V PENNSYLVANIA
Amazon CloudFront
added Apr 12, 2016 15:05
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PRICE v. PHILIP MORRIS: On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Illinois / Brief for Respondent in Opposition (PDF)

There is not a shred of evidence that PM USA or any of its affiliates contributed directly to Justice Karmeier's campaigns or used other organizations to contribute indirectly. Petitioners note that a PM USA affiliate was one of tens of thousands of don
Reuters
added Apr 12, 2016 14:59
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PRICE v. PHILIP MORRIS: On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Illinois (PDF)

Justice Lloyd Karmeier of the Supreme Court of Illinois declined to recuse himself from Philip Morris's appeal of a decision to reinstate a $10.1 billion judgment in favor of petitioners and against respondent Philip Morris. Justice Karmeier won a close
Reuters
added Apr 12, 2016 14:57
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[Illinois] Philip Morris Skipped Facts In $10B Judgment Row, Class Says ($$)

A class of smokers claiming a biased Illinois high court justice caused the rejection of a $10 billion trial court judgment against Philip Morris USA over its labels shot back at the company’s arguments that its claims are total fiction, telling the U.S.
Law360
added Apr 12, 2016 14:49
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How Big Tobacco lobbies to safeguard e-cigarettes / California takes center stage in fight between health groups and tobacco firms

The battles aren’t just here. Despite the tobacco industry’s tarnished public image, it is operating a powerful and massive influence machine in statehouses from Salt Lake City to Topeka. With a playbook crafted nearly 20 years ago, the tobacco firms use
Center for Public Integrity
added Apr 11, 2016 22:37
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[Illinois] Philip Morris to SCOTUS: Don’t revisit corporate money in judicial elections

If the Supreme Court is interested in revisiting the issue of campaign contributions and the appearance of judicial bias, it has a vehicle. In January, Illinois state court class action plaintiffs who won a $10 billion judgment against Philip Morris in 2
Reuters
added Mar 29, 2016 17:14
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[Virginia] ROBERT F. MCDONNELL, Petitioner, v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Respondent. On Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (PDF)

case against Governor McDonnell centers on his interactions with Jonnie R. Williams, Sr., who was CEO of a Virginia-based public company, Star Scientific. Specifically, the Government alleged that Williams provided benefits to the Governor and his fa
Jones Day
added Mar 26, 2016 21:46
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[California] Who’s Calling the Shots in State Politics? How Big Tobacco lobbies to safeguard e-cigarettes

Big Tobacco has maintained an extensive state lobbying network of more than 450 registered lobbyists around the country, among a select group with representatives in every state in recent years.
Center for Public Integrity
added Mar 25, 2016 16:07
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[California] GLANTZ: Center for Public Integrity publishes well-done story on aggressive lobbying by big tobacco to protect e-cigarettes

Understanding how hard the cigarette companies are fighting to protect e-cigarettes (which attract youth to nicotine and inhibit most adult smokers from quitting) should give pause to the shrinking number of legidimate health advoactes who are still clin
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Mar 25, 2016 16:05
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