Mandatory Labels on Wet Wipes – Violating Freedom of Speech?

The wet wipes industry has been under fire in the past few years.  The most recent lawsuit in D.C. that has landed on Judge James E. Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s desk is cautionary labeling of flushable and non-flushable wipes. Boasberg issued a preliminary injunction preventing a single manufacturer to be targeted by the labeling law and stated that it was violating the First Amendment.

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson was surprised by the ruling and said  “It’s no more of a First Amendment issue, I would think, than telling tobacco companies what they have to put on packages of cigarettes,” Mendelson said.

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