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Government won’t appeal ruling on cigarette warnings (access required)

The Department of Justice has decided not to appeal a court decision striking down the Food and Drug Administration’s new graphic warnings on cigarette packages on First Amendment grounds. “The Solicitor General has determined … not to seek [U.S.] Supreme Court review of the First Amendment issues at this time,” wrote U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in a March 15 letter to Congress.

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