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Judge Suggests Political Influence In Tobacco Case

By Judd Legum  

"Judge Suggests Political Influence In Tobacco Case"

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Rep. Henry Waxman isn’t the only person with questions about why the Justice Department reduced their demand on the tobacco industry by $120 billion. According to recent Reuters article, the judge presiding over the case, Gladys Kessler, expressed her skepticism:

Perhaps it suggests that there are some additional influences being brought to bear on the government’s position in this case.

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