Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Altria Group v. Good

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

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

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