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San Francisco Loses Round in Suit Over Ban on Drugstore Tobacco Sales
A San Francisco ordinance prohibiting tobacco sales in drugstores could violate the equal protection clauses of the state and federal constitutions, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. The unanimous decision by the 1st District Court of Appeal reverses a demurrer in the city's favor and lets Walgreen Co. go ahead with a suit challenging the controversial ordinance. The justices rejected the city's arguments that tobacco sales by pharmacies send a stronger message of acceptance than by other stores.
June 10, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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By Mike McKee |
Updated on June 10, 2010
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A San Francisco ordinance prohibiting tobacco sales in drugstores could violate the equal protection clauses of the state and federal constitutions, a state appeal court ruled Tuesday.
The unanimous decision by San Francisco’s 1st District Court of Appeal reverses a demurrer in the city’s favor and lets Walgreen Co. go ahead with a suit challenging the controversial ordinance
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