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Brett Emison

Elena Kagan Confirmation Roundup

A roundup of blog coverage of the second day of the Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings: Top 5 Elena Kagan Quotes from Day 2 of Her Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings by Kashmir Hill at Above the Law. Chinese Food on Christmas [...]
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Will the FDA Pull The Plug On Avandia?

Two new studies have confirmed that diabetes drug Avandia raises the odds of having a heart attack and bolster claims that the risks of the drug outweigh its benefits to people with Type 2 diabetes. Two separate studies — one published [...]
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What Juries Never Hear

A friend, Spencer Farris, wrote a while ago on his own blog about four things that jurors never hear. I won’t repeat Spencer’s full analysis here (click on the link above for more information at the original post). The four items [...]
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What's Wrong With Toyota?

USA Today has reported that Toyota has been forced to halt the sale of and recall 17,000 2010 Lexus HS 250h hybrid vehicles because of a potentially deadly fuel leakage problem after a crash. This fuel leak risk is known in the automotive industry [...]
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What Would You Give For One More Day With A Deceased Loved One?

That heartbreaking question was asked by Jeffery Zaslow of The Wall Street Journal: For adults who were children when their parents died, the question is hypothetical but heartbreaking: "Would you give up a year of your life to have one [...]
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Did You Know… Many Parents Don’t Know How To Select A Child Safety Seat?

Did you know that 3 out of 4 (75% of) child safety seats are not used correctly? Safety experts at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are helping parents to keep their child from becoming one of the thousands of children [...]
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Utah Inmate To Be Executed By Firing Squad

A convicted murderer in Utah was denied his final appeal and has chosen to face execution by firing squad rather than lethal injection. As the Kansas City Star has reported: Ronnie Lee Gardner used a gun to end a man’s life in a botched [...]
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Did You Know… That Most Parents Don’t Know How To Correctly Install A Child Safety Seat?

Did you know that 3 out of 4 (75% of) child safety seats are not used correctly? Safety experts at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are helping parents to keep their child from becoming one of the thousands of children [...]
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Another Deadly Railroad Crossing Crash

WESH and WOKV have reported that a mother and two children were killed in a tragic railroad crossing crash near Lake Como, Florida. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv1lpTfkqr8 From WESH: A local mother and her two young children were killed [...]
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Toyota Hid Steering Rod Defect For More Than A Decade

Toyota has already paid a record $16.4 million fine for its delay in issuing a sudden acceleration recall. Now, USA Today has reported that Toyota hid another problem — its defective steering rods — for more than a decade before [...]