January 31st, 2012

US Chamber of Commerce weighs in on suit over new graphic cigarette warning labels

By Associated Press
Washington Post

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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