Alaska Supreme Court Says Tobacco Penalties Don't Violate Due Process

Alaska Supreme Court Says Tobacco Penalties Don't Violate Due Process

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Saying a 2007 amendment to state law governing tobacco sales to minors addresses due process concerns by creating a rebuttable presumption of negligence when an employee is found guilty of such sales, the Alaska Supreme Court on July 20 affirmed a lower court's decision to fine a tobacco seller and temporarily suspend its state licenses (Holiday Alaska, Inc. v. State of Alaska,  No. S-14155, Alaska Sup.; 2012 Alas. LEXIS 100).

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