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Justices Unanimously Reverse Ex-Virginia Governor’s Public Corruption Conviction

. The court sent the case back to the trial judge to decide whether there was enough evidence that McDonnell’s conduct fell under the new definition of “official acts.” If so, the judge could order a new trial. If not, the charges will be dismissed.
added Jun 27, 2016 22:16

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
added Apr 12, 2016 14:59

[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

[Illinois] $10 Billion Smoking Case Reheard By State Supreme Court

A lawyer for the smokers says his clients ought to be compensated. One point of contention in the earlier case was that Justice Lloyd Karmeier, who eked out another decade term in November's election, had indirectly benefited from a half-million dollar
WNIJ - WNIU (DeKalb, IL)
added May 19, 2015 16:10

[Arkansas] BRANTLEY: What's that smell? Big tobacco's move on vaping

This subchapter and the rules and other actions of the Arkansas Tobacco Control Board shall preempt the enactment and enforcement of any county...: I'm informed it's only a pre-emption on efforts to regulate sale, not use. I've also since learned of heav
Arkansas Times
added Apr 3, 2015 22:11

[Illinois] ARCHIVE: Ethics experts say recusal theory in $10 billion tobacco case is defective

Plaintiffs seeking to remove Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier from review of their $10 billion judgment ... advanced a theory with no stopping point...from groups to which Philip Morris belonged, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and th
Madison County (IL) Record
added Jan 19, 2015 23:27

California’s Tobacco Control Efforts Losing Steam, Finds UCSF Report

Reduced Spending Power of Anti-Tobacco Program, Resurgence of Tobacco Industry in State Politics, and Unregulated E-Cigarettes to Blame
University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)
added Nov 5, 2014 11:22

[Australia] CHAPMAN: Introducing Big Tobacco's confused new errand boy

when you speak to smokers whose lives have been ruined by cigarettes, it's hard to refer to them as "havers of a good time", writes Simon Chapman....Tobacco has a new, unabashed, lavishly paid-up errand boy in Parliament...Senator David Leyonhjelm.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Oct 2, 2014 14:04

[Pennsylvania] Smoke signals: Tobacco lobbyists take advantage of legislative discord

THE MARLBORO Man and Joe Camel helped push into legislative limbo a new $2-per-pack tobacco tax in Philly that would help to fund the city's public schools. Harrisburg lobbyists for the nation's largest cigarette company, the Altria Group - maker of the
Philadelphia (PA) Daily News
added Jul 10, 2014 04:04

[UK] Plain packaging: Big Tobacco prepares for ‘bare-knuckle fight’ over ban

Andy Rowell reveals the tactics of an industry desperate to head off new rules on packaging
The Independent (uk)
added Mar 31, 2014 10:33
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