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Drugmakers ordered to pay $9 billion for hiding cancer risks

Japan's biggest pharmaceutical company has been hit with a $6 billion penalty for concealing cancer risks associated with its Actos diabetes drug while Eli Lilly and Co, Takeda's co-defendant in the case, was ordered to pay $3 billion in punitive damages.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Virginia bill to force use of electrocution returned to committee

In the U.S., lethal injection is the primary method of execution, although some states give the condemned a choice of a firing squad, hanging, the gas chamber or electrocution. But the drugs used in lethal injections have become difficult to obtain.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 4 comments

Op-Ed: America — a Constitution Free Zone

Seizures, strip searches, forced detentions based on simple "reasonable suspicion". The 4th Amendment has officially been neutralized for Americans, and the scary part is most of us don't even realize it.
In the Media by Donald Quinn

Utah takes fight against same-sex marriage to US Supreme Court

Washington - Utah has taken its fight against LGBT marriage equality to the highest court in the nation, asking Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to suspend a lower court's ruling permitting same-sex couples to legally wed in the staunchly conservative state.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 4 comments

Op-Ed: U.S. Supreme Court issues ruling devastating to small businesses

With most Americans celebrating long-overdue rulings on the gay rights cases, the U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a quieter ruling in a lesser-celebrated case, setting back consumers and small-businesses forced into arbitration.
In the Media by Rabeh Soofi - 5 comments

US Supreme Court strikes down key section of Voting Rights Act

The US Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in a 5-4 decision Tuesday. The section requires several US districts to obtain federal approval before making changes to voting legislation.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 6 comments

Human genes cannot be patented, rules Supreme Court

New York - The Supreme Court of the United States ruled unanimously (9 - 0), today that drug and research companies may not patent human genes simply because they have discovered the precise location and sequence of genes.
In the Media by Frank Kaufmann - 2 comments

Op-Ed: U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Helps Monsanto Crush 75-Year Old Farmer

It is hard to read about the United States Supreme Court’s recent ruling in favor of agriculture giant Monsanto and not cringe.
In the Media by Rabeh Soofi - 9 comments

Supreme Court Justices reject Alabama's immigration law appeal

Montgomery - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected Alabama's request to revive a provision of the state’s anti-immigration law that critics say attempts to sanction racial profiling.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

US Supreme court rejects Nigerian court human rights ruling

The Supreme Court of the United States has stated that it cannot consider law suits brought against the United States by foreign countries.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 2 comments
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Supreme Court set to review LGBT cases

For the past 3 days the Supreme Court has heard arguments against marriage equality. Tomorrow they start a private...
Nov 29, 2012 in  Gay and Lesbian Rights by Michael Dutzer - 1 comment


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