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December 13, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal appeals court ruled that the display of a 16-foot menorah in a Burlington, Vt., park is unconstitutional because it violates the separation of church and state. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York reversed a lower court's decision allowing the city to issue a permit to a Jewish group to erect the menorah in a park next to City Hall. The appeals judges based their decision on a U.S.
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December 13, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal appeals court ruled that the display of a 16-foot menorah in a Burlington, Vt., park is unconstitutional because it violates the separation of church and state. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York reversed a lower court's decision allowing the city to issue a permit to a Jewish group to erect the menorah in a park next to City Hall. The appeals judges based their decision on a U.S.
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March 30, 2002 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over the last three decades, cigarette makers have stemmed the loss of customers by promoting low-tar, or "light," cigarettes, enabling countless smokers to switch brands rather than quit. But the savvy marketing strategy has triggered a recent surge of legal and regulatory attacks on the tobacco industry worldwide. The companies stand accused of promoting the illusion that light brands mean less intake of tar, the soup of cancer-causing compounds in tobacco smoke.
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