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Indonesia to terminate more than 60 bilateral investment treaties ($$)

Indonesia is planning to terminate more than 60 bilateral investment treaties that allow disgruntled foreign investors to bypass local courts and seek compensation in international tribunals, amid a growing global backlash against such provisions.
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 27, 2014 13:53
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State AGs Win Right to Sue Corporations in State Court

State attorneys general who have been aggressively pursuing companies for alleged violations of their antitrust and consumer protection laws scored a major victory on Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that their lawsuits belong in state, not fede
National Law Journal
added Jan 15, 2014 08:27
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[District of Columbia] For D.C. Circuit Nominee, Credentials Are Not The Controversy

It was almost as if Patricia Millett didn't have to show up for her confirmation hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill. The fight about her nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit isn't about her.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Jul 11, 2013 11:38
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Being Inactive Kills as Many as Cigarettes

Note that the global mortality burden of physical inactivity is similar to that of cigarette smoking (>5.3 million deaths/year versus 5 million deaths/year).
MedPage Today
added Jul 18, 2012 11:07
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Why Canada's cannabis community needs vapour lounges

“Once legalization comes in, where are people supposed to smoke? In the park, or are they expected to go to an alleyway? Vapour lounges are a much more civilized way of dealing with a problem," says Abi Roach, founder of Hot Box Café.
NOW Magazine (ca)
added May 27, 2017 14:35
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[Canada] Anti-smoking group worried how legalizing marijuana will affect tobacco use

Les Hagen spoke with the Alberta Morning News. “There are concerns related to tobacco were the potential for the re-normalization of smoking in public. We were pleased to see that the federal review panel has recommended that existing smoking bans on tob
630CHED (Edmonton, AB) (ca)
added Dec 19, 2016 23:10
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Six former commissioners say FDA should be independent agency

Making it a Cabinet-level organization or finding another way to give it more autonomy would be a step in the right direction for public health...Dr. David Kessler, who headed the FDA from 1990 to 1997, complained of “micromanagement from the top.” He poi
statnews.com
added Jun 27, 2016 14:24
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Canada and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Entering a New Era of Strategic Trade Policy

The United States’ commitment to the TPP as the centrepiece of its foreign trade strategy means that these negotiations may avoid becoming mired in politics and yield a finished agreement within five years.
Fraser Institute
added Sep 5, 2013 18:44
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[District of Columbia] ‘Mind if I smoke?’ taking on a new meaning for D.C. hosts

It was actually a joint. “This is my nightcap,” she announced, lighting up and inhaling in matter of milliseconds. “I hope you don’t mind.” ... where to inhale is a question flummoxing regular smokers, part-time partakers and nonsmokers alike.
Washington Post
added Jan 11, 2013 08:44
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War On Smoking Offers Some Lessons For Obesity Fight

Kaiser Health News
added May 8, 2012 15:42
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