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Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Altria Group v. Good

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-562 1st Cir. Oct 6, 2008
Tr.
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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