Gladys Kessler: Federal Judge Who Ruled Tobacco Ads Deceived the Public About the Health Hazards of Smoking

From a New York Times obit by Richard Sandomir headlined “Gladys Kessler, Judge Who Curbed Deceptive Tobacco Ads, Dies at 85”:

Gladys Kessler, a federal judge who in a historic ruling in 2006 found that the tobacco industry had violated civil racketeering laws for decades by “repeatedly, and with enormous skill and sophistication” deceiving the public about the health hazards of smoking, died in Washington.

Judge Kessler — who also ruled on cases involving the force-feeding of a prisoner held in the United States military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act — was appointed to Federal District Court by President Bill Clinton in 1994.