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It’s Not The First Time For Thompson


Andrew Stuttaford posted a comment at 8:42 last night (Sunday), titled “ICC, Kyoto next?” that criticizes HHS Secretary Thompson for his support of a WHO anti-smoking initiative that bans cigarette advertising (despite the First Amendment). My good friend Professor Michael DeBow of Cumberland Law School pointed out to me today that this is entirely in line with Thompson’s earlier, also wrongheaded, embrace of the anti-fast-food movement (thus providing aid and comfort as well to its trial-lawyer allies). A Reuters story on this event, “Health Czar Warns Fast-Food Joints to Shape Up,” dated May 8, is available here.


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