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Republican Candidates Set Target on Supreme Court

Graham also underscored the importance of the high court as an election issue. “We have to win this election. The court’s at stake. It is the most important reason for us to turn out, to make sure we don't lose the judiciary for decades to come.”
National Law Journal
added Sep 21, 2015 14:26
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A Supreme Court Victory for Internet Retailers

Ruling in Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, the court unanimously said businesses may go to federal court to challenge state laws seeking to collect taxes for in-state purchases from out-of-state Internet retailers.
National Law Journal
added Mar 5, 2015 18:03
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Organic Food Debunker was Tobacco Institute Researcher in 1976

A widely publicized study claiming that there is no demonstrated difference in nutritional value between organically and conventionally grown foods. . . The article co-author with recognized expertise in meta-analysis, Ingram Olkin, applied for a grant f
OpEd News (blog)
added Sep 6, 2012 15:43
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FACING ADDICTION IN AMERICA: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health (PDF)

chapters in the Report review the science associated with the major substance...Tobacco, also an addictive substance, is mentioned only briefly, because problems...have been covered extensively in other Surgeon General’s Reports.14-16,100-103
SurgeonGeneral.gov
added Nov 18, 2016 00:27
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Amy Goodman: Climate Deniers, Like Big Tobacco, Thrive Behind a Smoke Screen of Doubt

Despite these domestic legal losses, Big Tobacco still thrives globally, using mechanisms like the World Trade Organization to defeat anti-smoking measures in other countries as impediments to "free trade." And they are still researching ways to hook new
Truthdig
added Jan 1, 2015 11:46
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[Spain] Air-fresheners more toxic than tobacco

According to the Consumer and User Organization (OCU) in Spain, some household air-fresheners which need heat, such as oils, incense and perfumed candles, worsen the quality of the air as they have excessive levels of toxic, allergenic and contaminating
Euro Weekly News (es)
added Oct 3, 2013 13:03
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Uruguay plans to start selling cannabis cigarettes to users in bid to stamp out black market drugs trade

Cannabis smokers in Uruguay will be allowed to buy 20 cannabis cigarettes from the state, under new plans. The move is a bid to stamp out organised crime.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 6, 2012 16:08
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Lawyers of Big Tobacco Lawsuits Take Aim at Food Industry

Don Barrett is among a group of lawyers taking on food companies over what they say are mislabeled products and ingredients that mislead consumers.
New York Times
added Aug 20, 2012 02:36
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[Canada] Pot Industry Expects Trudeau Rebuff on Branding and Promotion

“What you’re going to have is really boring packaging, for sure, which we’re not necessarily in favor of,” Linton said. He expects marijuana packaging rules will be more stringent than alcohol, but less restrictive than those for tobacco. “I think where
Bloomberg News
added Apr 19, 2017 22:05
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[New York] Court Forbids F.D.A. From Blocking Truthful Promotion of Drug

A federal judge said on Friday that the Food and Drug Administration could not prohibit the truthful promotion of a drug for unapproved uses because doing so would violate the protection of free speech. The decision, by a district judge in Manhattan, co
New York Times
added Aug 16, 2015 12:12
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