Archive for March, 2011

There is an incredible lawsuit pending in Salt Lake City, Utah. Perry Tucker and and his fiancée Brieanne Matson were concerned when Joey Tucker left the house without taking his diabetes medication and may have taken a sleeping pill. They allege that Salt Lake police officers responded by forcing Tucker off the road into a concrete barrier and then shooting him to death. The police insist that Tucker was a danger and reversed his car toward the officers.

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Marilyn Leisz has a novel tort lawsuit in Paterson, New Jersey. A jury is deliberating over her claim that Bergen County plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Parker botched her plastic surgery so that she can no longer close her eyes.
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The Indiana House has approved one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation, but not after a bizarre debate led by sponsor state Rep. Eric Turner (R). When Democratic legislators asked for an exception for rape and incest, Turner cried foul and warned that women would just fake rapes to get some of those free abortions. The Indiana House agreed and rejected the amendment.
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President Barack Obama has continued his morphing into George W. Bush this week with a speech today calling for expanded oil drilling — a departure from his promise to focus on renewable energy. Tell me who this sounds like: “Producing more oil in America can help lower oil prices, can help create jobs and can enhance our energy security.”
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Indian legislators in Gujarat have banned a book by Pulitzer-Prize winner Joseph Lelyveld because it reportedly suggests that Mahatma Gandhi was gay. The book discusses Gandhi’s relationship with a German man named Hermann Kallenbach (who is shown here on the right with Gandhi). Lelyveld insists that the legislators are misreading the book, “Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India,” but the legislators want the book banned. Of course, Candhi was a champion for free speech but the legislators see no contradiction.
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Before the oral argument in the Walmart case this week, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was ticketed for causing a four car accident on the George Washington Parkway.
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The video below is part of an investigation by the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office into a confrontation between officers from rivaling jurisdicitons: the Darby and Colwyn Police departments. After the Colwyn police arrested a man a block over the line in Darby, a confrontation occurred at the scene.

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