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Appeals court upholds graphic cigarette warning labels

The U.S. government’s efforts to place shockingly graphic warning labels on tobacco products was given a boost by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Kentucky on Monday, which found that the labels are constitutional because they do not restrict tobacco companies’ free speech. The court’s ruling came after the…

Supreme Court rules suspects must speak to remain silent

According to a Village Voice blog, today’s Supreme Court decision should be forever nicknamed “Miranda Schmiranda: Put Up or Shut Up, But If You Shut Up, Tell Us That You’re Shutting Up.” Voice blogger Foster Kamer notes, Easily the most exciting decision today! In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court…