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Ex-Va. First Lady's Appeal Paused After High Court Reversal ($$)

Fourth Circuit on Friday approved a bid by Maureen McDonnell, the wife of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, to pause the appeal of her corruption conviction in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision vacating that of her husband's. A Virginia
added Aug 7, 2016 11:25

[UK] Peter N Lee

he worked extensively for, and in the pay of the tobacco industry for decades, and he worked closely with Professor Roger Perry, George Leslie and other cash-for-comment scientists in the UK. He was also a member of their pseudo-association, ARIA and he a
SourceWatch (Center for Media & Democracy)
added Aug 5, 2016 18:39

[Canada] Ex-Alberta premier Alison Redford should face new conflict of interest probe: B.C. ethics commissioner

Paul Fraser says Alberta’s former ethics commissioner did not have all the information when he cleared Redford of conflict-of-interest allegations in 2013. The case involves Redford’s selection of the ITRL consortium to sue tobacco companies when she wa
Canadian Press
added Aug 5, 2016 02:46

[Canada] 'Tobaccogate' conflict allegations against former premier Alison Redford to be investigated again

The allegations relate to a potentially lucrative tobacco-litigation contract Redford personally awarded to a legal consortium, with which she shared close personal and political ties.
CBC News (ca)
added Aug 5, 2016 02:44

[Canada] Former premier Alison Redford again under investigation over role in province's tobacco lawsuit

A letter written by Fraser to Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley on Aug. 3 concluded an investigation is warranted. In that letter, Fraser said his decision to look into the matter again shouldn’t be interpreted as a finding on Redford’s conduct, adding
Edmonton (Alberta) Journal (ca)
added Aug 5, 2016 02:42

[Canada] B.C. conflict commissioner to review Redford’s tobacco lawsuit decision

has ruled there should be a renewed investigation into former Alberta premier Alison Redford’s selection of a law firm to sue tobacco companies on behalf of the province. Paul Fraser says Alberta’s former ethics commissioner did not have all the informat
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Aug 5, 2016 02:41

Obama urged to ban child labor

“If Brazil and India can ban child tobacco work, the US can too,” said Norma Flores López, chair of the CLC’s Domestic Issues Committee. “We call on the Obama Administration to take action on behalf of powerless child tobacco workers because it is the ri
Tobacco Reporter
added Aug 4, 2016 11:46

110 Groups Urge President Obama to Ban Child Labor in US Tobacco

alarmed at reports of acute nicotine poisoning and other health and safety hazards faced by children working in US tobacco fields. We are writing again regarding measures you should take to protect these vulnerable children before you leave office in Janu (The Child Labor Coalition)
added Aug 4, 2016 11:40

CHAPMAN: Why Big Tobacco has reason to fear the waking divestment giant

other similarly perfectly legal industries like the slave, opium, and child labour trades, began to see their legitimate status eroded by the social revulsion... The negative value to the industry of the divestment argument is so much larger in the long t
The Conversation (au)
added Aug 3, 2016 17:57


lawmakers raised cigarette taxes to 62 cents per pack in 2007, one veteran representative wanted even more, saying it "should have been a dollar." Prosecutors say that was part of Rep. Joe Armstrong's elaborate scheme not to raise revenue or curb smoking
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 3, 2016 15:21
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