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The Supreme Court will soon be hearing oral arguments and handing down a decision that could greatly affect how we view the upcoming presidential election—on television at least. The debate is over whether so-called issue ads, those that endorse specific causes and are funded by labor unions, special interest groups, and corporations, can be banned 60 days before a general election and 30 days before a primary; such ads are prohibited from even mentioning a particular candidate or party. more...

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A debate has been brewing in Congress, in the business world, and on the Internet over a basic concept called "net neutrality." Advocates believe the Internet should remain a vast plethora of information accessible to anyone with a mouse and a connection. Others feel that Websites should pay telecommunication companies. Read more to find out what exactly is net neutrality. more...

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Clarence Hill isn't afraid to die. He just wants it to be as painless as possible. Hill, convicted in 1982 for killing a police officer, has filed a civil rights complaint alleging his scheduled execution by lethal injection is unconstitutional because he could suffer excruciating pain during the event. more...

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When the Supreme Court agreed to hear Florida death row inmate Clarence Hill's plea in Hill v. McDonough, it touched a vein in America. The issue before the high court is actually a very narrow, procedural one pertaining to appellate rights, but that hasn't stopped the national discussion of the larger question: Is lethal injection unconstitutional under the 8th Amendment's prohibition against "cruel and unusual punishment?" more...

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When Eric Michael Clark, a paranoid schizophrenic, gunned down Arizona police officer Jeffrey Moritz, he believed aliens were stalking him. Clark was found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to 25 years to life despite an insanity plea. Now, the Clark case is before the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more to find out how this ruling may impact the insanity defense more...

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was rated M for mature. But when a downloadable code was discovered that allowed a gamer to access hidden parts, they found areas that were sexually explicit, extremely violent and definitely not rated M. Parents all over the country became anxious with the realization that a game's rating was meaningless. So, does the current video rating system work? Read more to find out. more...

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A couple of weeks ago in her second such incident, actress Lindsay Lohan was injured when her Mercedes crashed into another car after allegedly being chased by so-called "stalkerazzi." So what has California done to prevent further mishaps between celebs and stalkerazzi? Read more to find out about California's new stalkerazzi legislation. more...

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In a much-anticipated decision, the California Supreme Court has just added a new component to the existing sexual harassment law. When a subordinate employee has a sexual or romantic relationship with a superior, co-workers of the subordinate can sue if the superior employee shows favoritism to his or her love interest. The idea behind the new law is to create a legal cause of action for employees whose work environment is made hostile because of a sexual relationship between two other people. more...

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With grassroots support for the federal sales tax growing across the nation, it seems the proposed tax might well become reality. But what would replacing the federal income tax code with a national sales tax really mean for Americans? Would it be a boon for the economy, or as catastrophic as the critics claim? more...

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Thou shalt not post the Ten Commandments ... or shalt thou? Two recent Supreme Court rulings did little to settle the ongoing debate over the separation of church and state. These highly anticipated rulings, handed down June 27, ordered that framed copies of the Ten Commandments be removed from a courthouse in Kentucky, but allowed a 6-foot granite replica in front of a Texas courthouse to remain. more...

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