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BECKER/GERSENZANG: Climate deniers meet Joe Camel

deniers are as wrong as the smoke-blowers who said in the 1960s that a pack a day was fine. No one seriously argues today that tobacco isn't bad for you — and if they did, no one would listen. But the Marlboro Men of global warming still draw attention as
USA Today
added Oct 13, 2013 20:40
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Supreme Court Again Weighs Spending Limits in Campaigns

The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed prepared to strike down a part of federal campaign finance law left intact by its decision in Citizens United in 2010: overall limits on direct contributions from individuals to candidates.
New York Times
added Oct 9, 2013 13:13
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Supreme Court skeptical of limits on federal campaign contributions

appeared ready Tuesday to toss another: the limit on the total amount an individual donor can spend on federal candidates.
Washington Post
added Oct 9, 2013 10:39
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[Washington] Public Health goes after Seattle hookah bars -- bad news for marijuana clubs? - The Pot Blog

Public Health’s actions could have a broader reach as legal marijuana takes hold of the city since it’s still unclear where tourists and other recreational users will be able to smoke marijuana once it’s legal to buy.
Seattle (WA) Post-Intelligencer blogs
added Oct 8, 2013 00:46
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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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[UK] Lynton Crosby uses offshore tax haven in Malta in legal ploy previously described by David Cameron as "morally wrong"

Our investigation will cause acute embarrassment to the Prime Minister, who has described legal ploys to avoid tax as “morally wrong”
The Mirror (uk)
added Oct 6, 2013 07:00
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[Canada] Pot smoker has licence to light up at condo

If the licence establishes on the basis of medical evidence that you have a disability requiring treatment by the smoking of marijuana, the corporation is not entitled to prevent that treatment.
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Oct 4, 2013 00:56
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[Spain] Air-fresheners more toxic than tobacco

According to the Consumer and User Organization (OCU) in Spain, some household air-fresheners which need heat, such as oils, incense and perfumed candles, worsen the quality of the air as they have excessive levels of toxic, allergenic and contaminating
Euro Weekly News (es)
added Oct 3, 2013 13:03
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[Kentucky] Republicans Tap New Talent to Argue Key Campaign Case

Murphy will argue against the constitutionality of aggregate contribution limits contained in the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act. ... overturn the landmark 1976 ruling Buckley v. Valeo ... The court ... granted 10 minutes to Sen. Mitch McConnell
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Sep 26, 2013 23:35
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College Newspaper Alcohol Ad Ban Deemed Unconstitutional

Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board adopted the regulation to combat underage and abusive drinking. In a split decision, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Fourth Circuit said the ban unlawfully prevented students 21 and older –
Law.com
added Sep 26, 2013 03:43
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