PHLP Submits Amicus in NYC Tobacco Signage Lawsuit

PHLP Submits Amicus in NYC Tobacco Signage Lawsuit

April 25, 2011

PHLP submitted an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief in a lawsuit challenging New York City’s law requiring that tobacco retailers place a warning sign in their stores about the negative health effects of smoking. The brief, filed on behalf of several local governments across the country, argued that the warnings are permitted under the First Amendment as government speech.