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By Pam Burke 

Pamville: Free speech vs visual learning

 


As the Pamville News editor I stand four-square in favor of our First Amendment rights to free speech, but I worry that a recent court ruling will leave our country's visual learners at an horrific disadvantage.

U. S. District Judge Richard Leon ruled Wednesday that government requirements for tobacco companies to label their products with graphic images — like rotting teeth and cancerous lungs which are intended to illustrate the dangers of smoking — violates free speech laws.

Essentially, Leon said in his 19-page smack down on Congress, the government can require factual information...



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