Campaign funding and affirmative action come back before the Supreme Court

The last two terms of the U.S. Supreme Court were blockbusters, each capped off with dramatic, landmark decisions: the Affordable Care Act in 2012 and gay marriage this past June. The new court term is shaping up, in a sense, as a season of sequels. Big cases on campaign finance, affirmative action and, potentially, theRead the Rest... ...

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Walking ‘cuts breast cancer risk’

According to a news story on the BBC website walking cuts breast cancer risk for post-menopausal women who walk for an hour a day – significantly – a study has suggested. The report, which followed 73,000 women for 17 years, found walking for at least seven hours a week lowered the risk of the disease. TheRead the Rest... ...

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Shimano American Recalls Disc Brake Calipers Due to Collision Hazard

From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, September 19, 2013: Name of Product: Disc brake calipers  Hazard: The calipers on the disc brakes can fail, posing a collision hazard. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycles with recalled Shimano brakes and contact a Shimano authorized dealer to receive a free installation and replacement ofRead the Rest... ...

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Sleepless in the states: Nearly 9 million pop pills for shut-eye

BY JoNel Aleccia, NBC News Desperate for rest in a frenzied world, at least 8.6 million Americans take prescription sleeping pills to catch some Zzzs, according to the first federal health study to focus on actual use. Between 2005 and 2010, about 4 percent of U.S. adults aged 20 and older popped popular prescription drugsRead the Rest... ...

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NSA gathered thousands of Americans’ e-mails before court struck down program

The Washington Post’s Ellen Nakashima reports that “[f]or several years, the National Security Agency unlawfully gathered tens of thousands of e-mails and other electronic communications between Americans as part of a now-revised collection method, according to a 2011 secret court opinion.” To read the story click here. To read the declassified FISA court ruling click here. ...

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Cheerleader’s defamation verdict against thedirty.com is upheld

Interesting story in the ABA Journal By Debra Cassens Weiss regarding the federal Communications Decency Act, the dirty.com and the defamation verdict against it in favor of a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader. A federal judge has upheld a $338,000 defamation verdict against thedirty.com obtained by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader. U.S. District Judge William Bertelsman said the website andRead the Rest... ...

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Lawyer agrees to five-year suspension for advising client to clean up his Facebook photos

From the ABA Journal’s  Debra Cassens Weiss: A Virginia lawyer who advised a plaintiff suing over the death of his wife to clean up his Facebook photos has agreed to a five-year suspension. Matthew Murray was unavailable for comment on his suspension because he was volunteering with a group performing maintenance on the Appalachian Trail,Read the Rest... ...

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What Anthony Weiner Can Teach You About Leadership

I read the following great blog post on LinkedIn from Joel Peterson, Chairman, JetBlue Airways and Stanford Business School: At this point, there’s no point in piling on Anthony Weiner. With a new poll showing more than half of likely voters saying he should withdraw from the race, and nasty insults flying among his current and formerRead the Rest... ...

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A Fast-Food Joint Thrives, Even by Paying $12 an Hour

At Detroit’s Moo Cluck Moo, the healthy burgers and chicken menu come with another twist: a living wage for employees. Daniel Gross reports on their ethical bottom line. by Daniel Gross  | August 2, 2013 4:45 AM EDT In an article Wednesday about fast-food joints that purposely pay more than the minimum wage, I linkedRead the Rest... ...

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Ralph Nader Plans Tort Law Museum

From ABA Journal Posted Jul 30, 2013 5:45 AM CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Consumer advocate Ralph Nader has raised about $2 million to build an American Museum of Tort Law. Nader has hired a museum design firm for a facility in Winsted, Conn., the Associated Press reports. He hopes to open the doors inRead the Rest... ...

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