Archive for March, 2007

Eubanks Speaks out on Tobacco Case, Attorney Firings

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Followers of this blog have undoubtedly read Carol Leonnig’s Washington Post Page One story about lead prosecutor Sharon Eubanks’ allegations of political interference in the latter days of the tobacco trial.
However, the NPR audio interview by John Ydstie with Eubanks has several noteworthy segments which should be written down for posterity:
1. When asked if Gonzales […]

fuller picture of Bush interference

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

An article in today’s Washingon Post provides a fuller and more detailed picture of the Bush administration’s political interference in the trial. Sharon Eubanks, the leader of the Justice team, provides new details on what happened and who did what.
The evidence that the Bush administration political interference, via political appointee, Robert D. McCollum, had forced […]

“LIGHT” AD RESTRICTIONS APPLY OUTSIDE US, KESSLER RULES

Friday, March 16th, 2007

From Judge Kessler’s Memo on Order #1028, issued March 16, 2007:
In sum, the Court concludes that the provisions in the Remedial Order prohibiting the use of express or implied health messages or descriptors in Section II. A. 4. do apply to actions of the Defendants taken outside the United States. To rule otherwise would not […]