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Dr. M. Yaqoob Bhatti v. Chairman Medical Research Council, et al.

The plaintiff claimed that televised cigarette commercials violated his constitutional rights and sought a total ban of such television commercials.  The Court dismissed the case, finding that it lacked jurisdiction to issue the ban because the petitioner had failed to properly ground his request upon one or more of the fundamental rights detailed in the Constitution.  The Court noted that the fundamental rights alluded to by the petitioner, including the guarantee of equal protection of the laws and the prohibition on deprivation of life and liberty except in accordance with law, were not applicable to this matter.