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Lloyd R Cohen    

— A Chicago University/San Diego fellow in Law and Economics who was willing to write pro-tobacco advertising op-ed articles in support of the tobacco industry. —  

Some key documents

He was the John M Olin Fellow in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago. He is also listed in 1989 as Associate Professor of Law at California Western School of Law at San Diego.

1987 June 13: Cohen has written a Tobacco Institute-inspired article "Banning cigarette advertising? A question of liberty. for the San Diego Union. http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/fxd69b00/pdf

1988 Oct 17: Jim Savarese, a favoured consultant to the Tobacco Institute, writes to Fred Panzer about their new Ad-ban project.

I have attached a list of some of the lawyers who participated in the Ad Ban campaign in February 1987. These are the ones I would recommend to use again, but remember we haven't contacted these people since 1987 so I don't know if they are still available or still at the same schools. We should also try to find a couple for the Northeast Area.

    He lists 14 tame lawyers who wrote articles for them in 1987, and among the list was "California, Lloyd R Cohen, San Diego Union — 6-13-87"

1988 Dec 8: Fred Panzer at the Tobacco Institute returns the corrected and processed op-ed articles opposing advertising restrictions to Jim Savarese.

Enclosed are Op-Ed pieces by [Allan] Parkman, [Henry] Butler, [Douglas] Whitman and [Lloyd] Cohen. They have been cleared by legal counsel with

    Our lawyer said the pieces by [Paul] Lansing and [Ronald] Groeber are unsalvagable. I'll have more on this tomorrow when he returns for out of town.

    Meantime go ahead with the four good ones.

1988 Dec 28: His article "A Question of liberty: Let's not ban cigarette ads" ran in the Chicago Tribune.