Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Best of the Web Today: The Marlboro Mandate - WSJ.com

Best of the Web Today: The Marlboro Mandate - WSJ.com: "CVS would have no legal case for the injury of having its shelf space commandeered or being deprived of the ability to decide which products were consistent with its corporate mission. To shut down any legal challenge, the government would merely have to show a "rational basis." That's a very low threshold to meet, requiring only that the government show some logical relationship between the law and a legitimate governmental end--say, standardizing the practices of pharmaceutical retailers or curbing cigarette smuggling by encouraging legal sales. A rational basis is not a test of public-policy wisdom; foolish, counterproductive, even ill-intentioned laws can easily pass."

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