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By Tom Fitton
New photos confirm the attack's coordination and its cover-up
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Topic - William Pryor
Every year, a massive transfer of wealth occurs across the country, between states and from smokers to state governments and wealthy trial lawyers, thanks to the largest legal settlement in history: the 1998 tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. That settlement is now being challenged in a petition that the Competitive Enterprise Institute recently filed with the Supreme Court in a case called S&M Brands v. Caldwell. This week, the court is expected to decide whether to hear the case.
As former Alabama Attorney General William Pryor pointed out, states had little choice but to join, since smokers in every state would be paying for it, no matter what.