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Missouri tobacco tax hike campaigns face court battles, ethics complaints

A ruling by a Cole County judge has put the fate of a proposed ballot measure raising Missouri’s tobacco tax in jeopardy. Meanwhile, the idea’s main opponent faces allegations that it violated state campaign finance law.
Kansas City (MO) Star
added May 22, 2016 19:45
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[Virginia] McDonnell v. United States: On Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit REPLY BRIEF FOR PETITIONER (PDF)

THE GOVERNMENT’S DEFINITION OF OFFICIAL ACTION IS BARRED, BASELESS, AND BOUNDLESS...The Government Rejects This Court’s Unanimous Sun-Diamond Decision...The Evidence Fails Under The Correct Legal Rule... The Jury Instructions Failed To Convey The Correct
Jones Day
added May 16, 2016 20:29
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Tobacco companies lost the fight against new e-cigarette regulations — in 2009

In June 2009, the president signed into law the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act...Reynolds spent about $2.1 million lobbying in 2015, and Altria spent about $9.6 million....the regs that were released in final form yesterday were first p
Opensecrets.org (Center for Responsive Politics)
added May 8, 2016 20:02
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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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