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Vermont Petitions SCOTUS on Rx Law

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

December 15, 2010

The State of Vermont has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision striking down the state's prescription confidentiality law, according to an Electronic Privacy Information Center media release. The Second Circuit overturned the 2007 law last month in a split decision, saying it constituted "an impermissible restriction of commercial speech." In the request for appeal filed yesterday, Vermont's attorney general emphasized the importance of consistency across state boundaries, pointing out that 26 states are considering prescription confidentiality laws.
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