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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 "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.


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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Could DOMA Be Dead?

The Supreme CourtFor the conservatives on the court it's a "State's Rights" issue and for the liberals it's a "Civil Rights" issue, but both those points-of-view could spell the end of the Congress-created Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 (aka DOMA) as federal law. 

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