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DWI/DUI Facts & Fiction: Urban Myths

April 24th, 2014

by David J. Hanson, Ph.D. The subject of DWI and DUI is surrounded by common myths which are corrected here with scientific information and evidence. Myth: Sucking on pennies will lower a person’s BAC reading. Fact: Sucking on pennies or other copper has no effect on alcohol breath tester BAC results. 1 Don’t be a [...]

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Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders Sue Team Over Payment Practices Suit says women worked hundreds of unpaid hours

April 24th, 2014

By Mack Gelber Posted Apr 23rd 2014 Five Buffalo Bills cheerleaders (known as the Buffalo Jills) are suing the team over a failure to pay them in accordance with New York State minimum wage laws, allegedly forcing them to work hundreds of unpaid hours and subjecting them to degrading treatment–including a “jiggle test,” which, unfortunately, [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court Justices bash Ohio election law

April 24th, 2014

By Sabrina Eaton, Plain Dealer Washington Reporter Follow on Twitter on April 22, 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a U.S. Supreme Court hearing Tuesday about an Ohio law that criminalizes telling lies during a political campaign, every Supreme Court justice save for typically silent Clarence Thomas expressed reservations about the law. Representatives of an anti-abortion [...]

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US SUPREME COURT Law on race can stand

April 24th, 2014

by MARK SHERMAN Associated Press on April 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — A state’s voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address [...]

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SCOKY Holds Open and Obvious Hazard Doctrine Does Not Apply in Slip and Fall on Wet Floor Tile Near Store Entrance

April 24th, 2014

By David Kramer | dkramer@dbllaw.com The last post in this blog concerned the case of Shelton v. Kentucky Easter Seals and its limitation on the open and obvious hazard doctrine in a case involving a trip and fall by a hospital visitor who was tending to a hospitalized relative. In a companion decision rendered the [...]

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Arizona Supreme Court rules marijuana DUI requires proof of impairment

April 24th, 2014

4/24/2014 6:01:00 AM By BRIAN SKOLOFF The Associated Press PHOENIX – Authorities can’t prosecute Arizona motorists for driving under the influence of marijuana unless the person is impaired at the time of the stop, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in the latest opinion on an issue that several states have grappled with across the [...]

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LawReader Discusses the Qualifications of Candidates for the Court of Appeals in the Six Contested Races

April 24th, 2014

By LawReader Senior Editor (and retired Judge) Stan Billingsley LawReader is the only Kentucky based complete source for on-line legal research. LawReader has a policy of not endorsing candidates for public office. However there are some issues being discussed among by some judicial candidates which we think are of importance and in this article wish [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court hears case challenging Ohio ban on political lies

April 23rd, 2014

Apr. 22, 2014 | Written by Deirdre Shesgreen Gannett Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Ohio’s ban on political lies came under sharp scrutiny at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, with a majority of the justices skeptical that the law did not chill free speech even if it’s not enforced through criminal prosecution. In a lively, one-hour [...]

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IRS to face the Supreme Court over summons power

April 23rd, 2014

IRS to face the Supreme Court over summons power Reuters April 22, 2014 The Internal Revenue Service will go before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to defend the way it enforces its power to issue legal summonses to obtain sensitive documents from taxpayers who refuse to cooperate with audits. The IRS is squaring off [...]

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Texas Commission on Law Enforcement has launched an inquiry into the Dallas Police Department’s training practices amid concerns that standards for training police recruits have been lowered,

April 22nd, 2014

by TANYA EISERER Follow: @tanyaeiserer Posted on April 18, 2014 at 7:26 PM DALLAS — The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement has launched an inquiry into the Dallas Police Department’s training practices amid concerns that standards for training police recruits have been lowered, an agency spokeswoman said Friday. News of the agency’s inquiry came a [...]

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