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EPA Faces Lawsuit Over Grants to Scientists on Clean Air Panel

The Energy & Environment Legal Institute alleges that these scientists are dependent upon the EPA for funding..."makes a mockery of the notion of 'independent'..." institute lawyer Steve Milloy...Western States Trucking Association and...James Enstrom as
NewsMax
added Jun 27, 2016 22:11
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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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As Marijuana Legalization Initiative Heads For California Ballot, Health Groups Weigh In

Barry coauthored an analysis of the ballot measure, which concluded that the toxicity of marijuana smoke is similar to that of tobacco. This includes the harm caused by secondhand smoke. A more fitting ballot initiative, according to Barry’s report, wou
California Healthline
added Jun 23, 2016 16:19
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[Europe] Microsoft invokes Supreme Court opinion in Ireland email case

Microsoft believes its refusal to turn over email held in Ireland to the U.S. government got a boost from an opinion of the Supreme Court on Monday, which upheld that U.S. laws cannot apply extraterritorially unless Congress has explicitly provided for i
InfoWorld
added Jun 23, 2016 12:32
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[Europe] Microsoft Invokes Supreme Court Ruling In Overseas Data Row ($$)

recent decision limiting the potential for bringing civil claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act for conduct abroad supports Microsoft's contention that the government can't use a search warrant to access consumer data stored
Law360
added Jun 23, 2016 12:33
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[Europe] LETTER FROM MICROSOFT: Re: Notice of Supplemental Authority under Rule 28(j) in In the Matter of a Warrant to Search a Certain E-Mail Account (Microsoft v. United States), No. 14-2985

RJR clarifies that the presumption against extraterritoriality, not other “background legal principles,” governs whether a statute may be applied extraterritorially...calls into question cases decided before “we honed our extraterritoriality jurisprude
DocumentCloud.org
added Jun 23, 2016 12:28
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[Europe] Microsoft Says RJR Ruling Bolsters Search Warrant Challenge

Microsoft Corp. seized on the decision to bolster its argument that the United States cannot enforce a search warrant for emails stored on a foreign computer. In a letter to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, a lawyer for Microsoft, E. Josh
National Law Journal
added Jun 23, 2016 12:21
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The case against Big Oil / Industry dismisses comparisons to tobacco litigation

lawyers involved in the tobacco lawsuits, are reprising roles in climate change cases. Ted Wells, the attorney for Exxon Mobil in the climate change inquiry, also represented Phillip Morris. Former Justice Department lawyer Sharon Eubanks, who ran the gov
Houston (TX) Chronicle
added Jun 13, 2016 21:33
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Microsoft Finds Cancer Clues in Search Queries

by analyzing large samples of search engine queries they may in some cases be able to identify internet users who are suffering from pancreatic cancer, even before they have received a diagnosis of the disease.
New York Times
added Jun 11, 2016 14:37
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Vaping Marijuana is Healthier Than Smoking It

Vaping has already changed the way nicotine fiends get their fix. Now, it’s set to overhaul medical marijuana use as well. The results of a small study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, show that vaping weed, an activity researchers have unin
Inverse
added Jun 6, 2016 13:35
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