Archive for September, 2007

The testimony below concerns the new controversy of the status of tobacco as a product in the U.S. (more…)

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Dems Propose 156% Increase in Tobacco Tax

To pay for the proposed children health program, the Democrats are turning to a familiar source: cigarettes. (more…)

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In what is shaping up to be a very interesting defamation case, a federal judge has ordered Rep. John Murtha to testify in a defamation lawsuit filed against him for commenting on an alleged Iraqi massacre. (more…)

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The President of Duke University today apologizes to the Duke Lacrosse students for failing to do more to protect their rights — an act strikingly transparent and tragically too late. (more…)

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A recent report indicates that former judge Michael Mukasey’s special security detail cost the taxpayers $10,000 a day and over $28 million despite the fact that many people in the government doubted a serious threat against him from terrorists. (more…)

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The New York Appellate Court ruled this week that a family court judge could not ban two homeless people from having children until they could get back their previous four children from foster care. (more…)

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Jefferson Tape: “What a Waste”

Juries often find tapes to be conclusive evidence. They pride themselves on their ability to read the truth from a source that does not spin or package a statement. Thus, the first reaction (as the FBI knows) to the disclosure of a sting is critical. (more…)

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Amid recent videos of police abuse, Chicago is facing thousands of complaints of police beating and arresting citizens with no cause. Between 2002 and 2004, over 10,000 complaints have been filed but only 18 have resulted in meaningful disciplinary action. (more…)

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There are a host of diseases and illnesses that are expected to rise with the global temperatures. One of the most deadly is an illness caused by an ameoba called Naegleria fowleri. (more…)

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A well-known Conn. attorney admitted this week that he destroyed evidence in a child pornography investigation at Christ Church in Greenwich, the former church of President George H.W. Bush. (more…)

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Roughly 50 Boulder High School students walked out of class, protesting the reading of the Pledge of Allegiance and recited their own version, omitting “one nation, under God.” (more…)

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The Bush Administration has finally yielded to international demands and offerred legal representation to high-value detainees. For the story, click here It represents the abandonment of one of the most hypocritical and controversial positions of the United States in its war on terror. (more…)

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Given the controversy over the apartment building barring individuals with tattoos, the prior column below may be of interest since it dealt with a case that almost received Supreme Court review on the constitutional aspects of state limitations. (more…)

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Two parents were sentenced this week for allowing teenagers to drink at a party at their house. In this Illinois case, the husband was sentenced to 14 days in jail and his wife to community service. (more…)

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Stolen Neck Bone Implanted in Patient

A fascinating case has been filed in New York. James Livingston sued after he learned that bone implanted in his neck to relieve back pain was stolen from a corpse. (more…)

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