Investigations: Banzhaf's Bandits

Once, ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) was John Banzhaf's only pressure group. Now he has CAP, PUMP, LASH, TUBE and SOUP. Startled industries and badgered regulatory agencies are suddenly painfully aware that Banzhaf's Bandits are abroad in Washington.

John F. Banzhaf III, 29, is the lawyer who staggered the tobacco and television industries with his successful demand that TV stations give free time for antismoking messages. To his amazement, the Federal Communications Commission responded to his "citizen's complaint," an action later upheld in the courts. The victory prompted Banzhaf to quit his New York law firm and devote his...

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