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United States

12 December 1999


WASHINGTON — Having failed to get Congress to pass legislation on tobacco or guns, the Clinton administration has pinned its hopes on the courthouse. To critics, the landmark lawsuits against tobacco companies and gun makers smacks of an end run around Congress, or a blatant effort to use the threat of a costly lawsuit to force two unpopular industries to do what the administration wants. They say zealous federal prosecutors could next take aim at liquor companies,... (

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