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Ex-Justice John Paul Stevens Presses for Campaign Finance Reform

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens appeared before a Senate committee Wednesday for the first time since his confirmation hearings nearly 39 years ago, advocating for a constitutional amendment for campaign finance reform.
National Law Journal
added May 1, 2014 19:14

LAMPERT: OF NUCLEAR INTEREST: Pilgrim's Cancers – 'Tobacco Science' versus fact

Industries that can harm the public have “tobacco scientists” and lobbyists to promote their message. The Pilgrim nuclear plant is no exception, and denies the pattern of radiation-linked cancers and disease around it.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Apr 27, 2014 12:39
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[California] The Real House Candidates of Beverly Hills

I met with Waxman last month in the Rayburn House Office Building. His wall is clogged with copies of the landmark bills he played a big role in writing — the Clean Air Act, the Tobacco Control Act and the Affordable Care Act, among others.
New York Times
added Apr 24, 2014 08:48

D.C. Federal Judges Honor Law Firm Pro Bono Service

Arnold & Porter senior counsel … said attorneys there performed 106,000 hours of pro bono work last year. "We are so proud of those stats," … Kirkland & Ellis. … O'Melveny & Myers…Covington & Burling; … Jones Day…Skadden, Arps
National Law Journal
added Apr 24, 2014 11:52

Neil Eggleston Picked for White House Counsel

W. Neil Eggleston, a white-collar defender in Kirkland & Ellis' Washington office, was named Monday the next White House counsel. Eggleston was picked to replace Kathryn Ruemmler, a former Latham & Watkins partner who plans to stay at the post until mid-M
National Law Journal
added Apr 22, 2014 10:26

Study Says Legal Marijuana Encourages Teens to Smoke—Suncoast Rehab Center Details Legalization’s Influence on Teen Perception

While proponents of recreational marijuana have continuously lobbied for its legalization, Suncoast Rehab Center pushes for its ban after a recently published study found that pot’s legalization would likely increase its use among teens.
PR Web
added Apr 21, 2014 16:12

High Inequality Results in More US Deaths than Tobacco, Car Crashes and Guns Combined

In 2009, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) published a study that revealed what seems to be a shocking truth: those who live in societies with a higher level of income inequality are at a greater risk for premature death. Here in the United States, our
added Apr 19, 2014 13:06
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[Massachusetts] Marshfield Selectmen back plan to ban smoking pot in public

Marshfield Police Chief Phil Tavares has amended a proposed bylaw that would ban public consumption of marijuana on Marshfield's streets to allow qualified patients to consume the drug only in non-smoking forms, such as edible brownies or chocolates.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Apr 16, 2014 09:40

HHS Secretary Sebelius Resigns

"As she closes this chapter, Secretary Sebelius is extremely thankful to President Obama and very proud of the historic accomplishments of this administration." Sebelius, 65, who has served in the post since the beginning of President Obama's first term
MedPage Today
added Apr 10, 2014 22:44

[Louisiana] The Times-Picayune asks federal appeals court to block handover of online commenter information in ex-NOAH head Stacey Jackson case | The Times-Picayune has fought the disclosure of any information regarding online commenters in the Jackson case and others. Efforts to unearth such information follow the March 2012 revelation that former Assistant U.S. Attorney Sal Perricone
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Apr 10, 2014 10:44
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