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Tuesday
Aug132013

Paula Deen's Gets A Legal Win, But She's Still In Deep Doo-Doo

Hey! Paula Deen came out a winner against part of that lawsuit a former employee filed against her. (You know? That lawsuit where we all learned that Paula Deen has thrown the N-word around a few times.) That means the Buttery Queen is OK now? Is she OK?

From USA Today:

"The irony is thicker than her gravy," says Howard Bragman, vice chairman of Reputation.com. "As I've said all along, you have to play in the court of law and you have to play in the court of public opinion. Like O.J. Simpson, who won in the court of law but lost in the court of public opinion -- Paula 's in the same situation. You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube now. It's going to be really challenging for her to piece this together."

Nah. She's not OK. She'll never be OK.

Tuesday
Aug132013

72 Percent of Americans Say Enforcing Marijuana Laws Not Worth It

Looks like Attorney General Eric Holder is going in the right direction with wanting to change the way we handle low level drug offenders since, according to Pew Research Center, 72 percent of Americans are all "why bother" when it comes to laws against marijuana and enforcing them.

Writes Pew:

A March Pew Research Center survey on changing attitudes about marijuana found that nearly three-in-four Americans (72%) believed that efforts to enforce marijuana laws cost more than they are worth. And 60% said that the federal government should not enforce federal laws prohibiting the use of marijuana in states where it is legal. (Last fall, voters in two states – Colorado and Washington state – approved the purchase of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use).

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Monday
Aug122013

NYT: Judge Rules NYC's "Stop-And-Frisk" Violates Rights

Dealing a blow to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's fondness for fighting crime by stopping every black and Latino kid in New York City, a federal judge has ruled that the NYPD's "Stop-And-Frisk" violates the fourth Amendment of the Constitution. That's the one that deals with illegal search and seizures without a warrant. The judge also "called for a federal monitor to oversee broad reforms."

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