A federal judge in Baltimore has dismissed a lawsuit by a Maryland inmate who said a new state prison tobacco ban violates his constitutional right to smoke and that his nicotine addiction is protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
U.S. District Judge Frederic Smalkin dismissed Eastern Correctional Institute inmate Daniel Brashear's suit as "frivolous" last week. With little discussion, Smalkin concluded there is no constitutional right to smoke. [This graph only]
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