FREE SPEECH UPHELD: A federal appeals court upheld a decision that prevents the government from requiring tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages.

THE TWO SIDES: Tobacco companies argued the proposed warnings went into anti-smoking advocacy, while the government said the photos of dead and deceased smokers factually conveyed the dangers of tobacco.

WHAT'S NEXT: A contradictory decision on another case means that the matter could be settled by the Supreme Court on appeal.