January 31st, 2012
US Chamber of Commerce weighs in on suit over new graphic cigarette warning labels
By Associated Press
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing in on a lawsuit over federal graphic cigarette warning labels that include the sewn-up corpse of a smoker.
The pro-business lobbying group filed a friend of the court brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington late Monday. It says the government has no legitimate authority to take space on a seller’s packaging or advertising to persuade consumers not to buy the product.
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