Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

The court will release orders from the March 16 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Sveen v. Melin. Amy Howe has our preview.

Altria Group v. Good

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-562 1st Cir. Oct 6, 2008
Dec 15, 2008 5-4 Stevens OT 2008

Issue: Whether the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act preempts state law deceptive practice claims in connection with the advertising of cigarettes as “light” or containing “lower tar and nicotine.”

Judgment: Affirmed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice John Paul Stevens on December 15, 2008.

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