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When Marijuana Looks Like Candy, Not Drugs

marijuana as candy doesn’t just change how people use it. It changes how we need to talk about it, and how, as parents, we need to ask that new laws be designed to balance legal use (whatever that is in any given state) with protecting those who shouldn’t
New York Times Blogs
added Feb 16, 2014 18:20
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[Australia, Indonesia, USA] Spying by N.S.A. Ally Entangled U.S. Law Firm

Mr. Layton said, Mayer Brown was representing Indonesia in a dispute with Australia. He said Indonesia had been arguing that Australia’s requirements for plain packaging for tobacco products under its antismoking rules were excessive.
New York Times
added Feb 15, 2014 23:09
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Fight Over Minimum Wage Illustrates Web of Industry Ties

Employment Policies Institute, founded two decades ago, is led by the advertising and public relations executive Richard B. Berman, who has made millions of dollars in Washington by taking up the causes of corporate America. He has repeatedly created offi
New York Times
added Feb 9, 2014 21:19
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Elizabeth Warren calls on Obama to nominate fewer corporate judges

Repeating points made in the AFJ’s recent report on the federal judiciary’s excess of former corporate lawyers, Warren noted that 71 percent of Obama nominees’ prior experience was chiefly defending corporations. Just 3.6 percent of Obama’s nominees, acc
Salon Magazine
added Feb 7, 2014 16:48
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Elizabeth Warren calls on Obama to nominate fewer corporate judges

Repeating points made in the AFJ’s recent report on the federal judiciary’s excess of former corporate lawyers, Warren noted that 71 percent of Obama nominees’ prior experience was chiefly defending corporations. Just 3.6 percent of Obama’s nominees, acc
Salon Magazine
added Feb 7, 2014 16:48
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Senate Unlikely to End Filibusters For Supreme Court, Professor Says

"If there is something that somebody cares about in terms of politics, and that would have an effect on your senatorial campaign, it would be how you voted on a Supreme Court nomination." Nourse knows about gridlock in the Senate over judicial confirmat
National Law Journal
added Feb 3, 2014 16:54
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[California] ASK LAZ When a landlord just says no to tenants smoking pot

on Craigslist, he specifies that marijuana isn't welcome. However, Dave says that Craigslist users routinely flag his postings for being discriminatory, and he's received warnings from the site. He asks: Can't a landlord just say no to drugs?
Los Angeles Times
added Feb 2, 2014 13:41
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[New Hampshire] Smoke shops' lawsuit vs. town dismissed

judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against the town by two smoke shops in Seabrook, which attempted to block a ordinance curbing the sale of synthetic marijuana from being enforced. William Walsh, owner of the Smoking Monkey and co-owner of Smokers City, fi
Portsmouth (NH) Herald
added Jan 31, 2014 14:53
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[Europe] Smog Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk

Long-term exposure to smog increases the risk of heart attack and angina, the chest pain associated with heart disease, a new study suggests. Smog -- also known as particulate air pollution -- is made up of tiny particles that can easily travel into the
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 30, 2014 09:38
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[Colorado, Washington] American pets being poisoned by pot smoking owners

Cats and dogs in American states where marijuana can be bought legally are getting so stoned on their owners’ pot that pet poison hotlines are being swamped with distress calls. Most cases are accidents in which animals have drunk cannabis-laced water fr
Sunday World (ie)
added Jan 28, 2014 11:14
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