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CTFA’s Supreme Court connection

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Supreme Court nominee John Roberts maintains he failed to include prior lobbying work on behalf of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association on a recent Senate questionnaire because his conversations with government attorneys at the time "were focused on the prospect of litigation" in Aug. 3 letter to Senate Judiciary Ranking Democrat Patrick Leahy (Vt.). Letter follows media reports Roberts neglected to list the stint. As an attorney with Hogan & Hartson in 2001, he was retained to help CTFA lobby FDA to change proposed labeling requirements in the OTC sunscreen final monograph, Roberts writes, adding he was "asked to prepare a legal analysis of how the proposed regulation would violate the First Amendment" and advise FDA the rule would trigger litigation. Roberts, former CTFA President Ed Kavanaugh and VP-Legal & General Counsel Tom Donegan attended an Oct. 29, 2001 meeting with FDA officials, after which the effective date for the sunscreen final rule was delayed (1"The Rose Sheet" Dec. 3, 2001, In Brief)...
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