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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:00 PM

Judge orders tobacco companies to admit deception publicly

Source: Reuters

Major tobacco companies must take out advertisements saying they deliberately deceived the U.S. public about the danger and addictiveness of cigarettes, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.

The ruling in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia aims to finalize the wording of the advertisements that the judge first ordered in 2006 after finding the companies violated federal racketeering law.

Tobacco companies fought a public admission of deception, calling it a violation of their free speech rights.

U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler rejected the companies' position, finding that the final wording - which the companies and the U.S. Justice Department have fought over for years - is factual and not controversial.


Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/judge-orders-tobacco-companies-admit-deception-publicly-204217664--sector.html

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Newsjock Nov 2012 OP
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #1
forestpath Nov 2012 #2
tclambert Nov 2012 #3
bananas Nov 2012 #4
truthisfreedom Nov 2012 #5
BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #7
drm604 Nov 2012 #9
BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #10
drm604 Nov 2012 #11
BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #6
freshwest Nov 2012 #8

Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:13 PM

1. It is about time.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:46 PM

2. Good.

 

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:17 PM

3. But, but what about all those tobacco company scientists who questioned all that junk science

claiming cigarettes caused dire health problems?

Oh, I remember. They went to work for oil companies where they now come up with arguments to cast doubt on global warming. (I'm not kidding. That's what really happened.)

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:22 PM

4. Wow! Hope this starts a trend! nt

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:27 PM

5. So when do the climate change deniers have to take out ads?

Seems apropo.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:29 PM

7. once Miami is under 5 feet of water.

 

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Response to BlueMan Votes (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:23 PM

9. how about once NYC's subways are flooded?

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Response to drm604 (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:36 PM

10. without constant pumping- they already would be.

 

kinda like new orleans.

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Response to BlueMan Votes (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:00 PM

11. Irrelevant to my point.

They were flooded during Sandy. My point was that the time in now.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:28 PM

6. Instead of the first, they should have invoked the 5th Amendment.

 

for all the good it would do them.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:36 PM

8. Very, very good.

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