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[Louisiana] 5th Amendment trumps 1st in prosecution involving unnamed commenters

When an anonymous speaker’s First Amendment rights conflict with a criminal defendant’s right to due process under the Fifth Amendment, which constitutional protection prevails? There’s actually not a lot of precedent on how to balance those competing c
Reuters
added Apr 10, 2014 10:49
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The Climate Deniers Are Using the Same Tactics as the Tobacco Industry

Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) released its fifth report "debunking" the findings of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. According to the NIPCC report, which was published by the conservative think tank the
Truthout
added Apr 9, 2014 15:20
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Increasing Marijuana Use in High School Is Reported

A new federal report shows that the percentage of American high school students who smoke marijuana is slowly rising, while the use of alcohol and almost every other drug is falling. The report raises concerns that the relaxation of restrictions on mari
New York Times Blogs
added Dec 18, 2013 05:54
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An Airborne Heart Threat

there is now a pile of evidence, sometimes startling, that air pollution also plays a role in heart attacks and strokes. The new studies suggest that air pollution not only worsens cardiovascular disease — but can also cause it.
New York Times Blogs
added Nov 15, 2013 16:41
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[Washington] Sponsored Post: Marijuana Smoking and the Risk of Lung Cancer: Time for Pause

For individuals who treat lung cancer patients in the states of Washington and Colorado, the recently passed legislations raise serious concerns. Ironically, this happened on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the first US Surgeon General Report by Dr. L
Seattle (WA) Post-Intelligencer blogs
added Oct 30, 2013 00:39
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Shutdown Delays Judicial Confirmation Process

The government shutdown is delaying the judicial nominations process, postponing a confirmation hearing and a committee vote on one of President Obama's picks for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Oct 7, 2013 17:23
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'Tobacco wars' senators take aim at energy drinks

Three Democratic senators who led the fight against tobacco companies aim to limit minors' access to energy drinks.
Los Angeles Times
added Sep 2, 2013 11:08
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TPP: Corporate Power Tool of the 1%

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “free trade” agreement is a stealthy policy being pressed by corporate America, a dream of the 1 percent, that in one blow could: offshore millions of American jobs, free the banksters from oversight,
Public Citizen
added Aug 13, 2013 13:56
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Climate Science Deniers Aren’t The Only Ones Using The Tobacco Industry Playbook

Award-winning reporter Clare Howard, now with the investigative journalism nonprofit, “100Reporters,” has a must-read piece on the length one company went to in order to discredit critics ... Steven Milloy ... is also in Syngenta’s Supportive Third Part
Think Progress (blog)
added Jun 19, 2013 09:13
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[New York] "Anti-Bloomberg Bill" in Mississippi Bars Local Restrictions on Food and Drink

The Mississippi Legislature wants to be the sole government body that controls its buffets, barbecue and sweet tea.
New York Times
added Mar 21, 2013 16:16
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