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The Supreme Court will rule soon in the case of Ashcroft v. Raich. And, medical marijuana users might just get a pass to smoke grass. The question the court must answer is: whether Congress may legislate the in-state cultivation, possession, and free distribution of marijuana for medical use. more...

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Jimmy Stewart dramatized it in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Southern Democrats used it to block civil rights legislation in the 1960s. It is the filibuster, the Senate's "big gun." But can the filibuster block a president's judicial nominees? That question is the focus of a hot debate right now in Washington. more...

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Keeping up to date on the latest current events? Then, you've probably heard about the breakthrough technology of pet cloning and the recent successful cloning of one woman's cat. But at the dawn of this breakthrough, pet cloning is quickly coming to an end. more...

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Employees may be waiting a little longer for their lunch breaks. California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed a new labor regulation regarding meal periods for hourly employees. more...

- At the Workplace

Although the CANSPAM act was first written to protect minors from receiving pornography, the benefits have allowed all of us to breathe a sigh of relief. more...

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The presidential campaign may be over, but the debate over religion and politics shows no sign of quieting. Religious values will once again take center stage—this time in the judiciary—when the Supreme Court decides whether the Ten Commandments can be posted on government property. more...

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The future of religion behind bars turns on if the Supreme Court finds RLUIPA an unconstitutional blending of church and state. Even if found constitutional, prison officials may still restrict religious rights if there is a compelling reason. more...

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The use of performance-enhancing drugs is an issue that has been hanging around the baseball diamond for a long time, but now it's moving out of its friendly confines to a new, more hostile playing field: the United States Congress. Read more to find out what has happened. more...

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Biblical references are creeping up in the most unexpected of places - soda containers from your favorite fast food hamburger stand or the frappe from your local coffee stand with quotes from scripture. It seems you can find bibles just about everywhere you look including your local motel room. But the buck seems to have stopped at the jury deliberation room. The only question is why? more...

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So what are stem cells, anyway? Some researchers believe them to be the most important medical advancement since the discovery of antibiotics while others believe the risks and ethical issues far outweigh any hypothetical, unproven benefits. Read more. more...

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