Addicted to tobacco money

George Will’s column today pursues a theme that D.J. Tice of the St. Paul Pioneer Press has frequently written about, the addiction of the states to money extorted from the tobacco business: “The states’ tobacco dilemma.” Rocket Man might be interested to note that some editor has sought to correct Will by changing what was obviously Will’s reference to preexisting law establishing the sale of cigarettes as not “tortious” to not “tortuous.” Ouch!
In the Wall Street Journal, Walter Olson examines the absurdity of the Florida litigation that is the occasion of Will’s column: “Trial lawyers get spanked.”


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