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  • Tidbits and bets from Vegas: Daly is a big loser, but those who go with Pacers could win big

     
    Haven't received a report from RJ Bell of Pregame.com in a while. He always has interesting stuff on what's going on at the sports books in Las Vegas. I am personally hoping sports betting will be legalized in New Jersey and believe that will create a...
  • Lehigh nail salon among businesses, professionals sanctioned by state licensing boards

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (June 3) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against businesses and professionals in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of State's website, where...
  • Medical malpractice suits not rising

     
    Listen to health officials and you'll believe that tort reform -- essentially, limits on individuals' right to sue when they're allegedly harmed receiving care -- is necessary to stem the rising cost of health care. While it is true that health care costs...
  • Why the Hobby Lobby ruling is broader than the Supreme Court majority says it is

     
    Wednesday's print column U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito told us not to worry. Yes, on religious freedom grounds, a 5-4 majority of the court exempted Hobby Lobby and other "closely held" corporations from the general requirement that the health.....
  • Supreme Court retreats from progress

     
    (The U.S. Supreme Court) came within one vote of declaring the VCR contra band 30 years ago ... The dissent in that case was driven in part by the plaintiffs’ prediction that VCR technology would wreak all manner of havoc......
  • As I've been saying, what part of 'shall not be diminished or impaired' don't our lawmakers understand?

     
    Breaking news: The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that subsidized health care premiums for retired state employees are protected under the Illinois Constitution, signaling potential trouble for an overhaul of pension benefits that’s also being...
  • *Yawn* Give up yet, social conservatives?

     
    Whoops! Time to reset my "Days Without a Major Court Decision Upholding Gay Marriage" calendar. The number was 19 — the days that had elapsed since a federal judge in the Western District of Wisconsin struck down that state's same-sex......
  • 'Yes for Independent Maps' folds its tent

     
    Rick Pearson reports that the "group pushing a constitutional amendment to create a more independent way to draw legislative districts pulled the plug on the effort today, hours after a Cook County judge tossed the proposal from the Nov. 4......
  • Why the VCR should have been illegal -- a minority opinion

     
    Highlights from the four-vote dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court's 1984 "Betamax" ruling -- the case was SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA ET AL. v. UNIVERSAL CITY STUDIOS, INC., ET AL -- that, if it had gone the other way, would......
  • Dire straitjackets: Bad deals remind us to take the long view

     
    Consider these six deals: 1. In 2003, the Chicago Park District entered into a 20-year contract that exempted the new Park Grill restaurant in Millennium Park from property taxes and from paying for garbage pickup, water and gas. 2. In......
  • Free speech, sure, but what about a woman’s right to tune out?

     
    Friday's print column Anti-abortion activist Nancy Clark of Worcester, Mass., estimated in court testimony that “only 1 woman in 100” entering an abortion clinic was willing to walk across the street to hear her out after passage of a state......
  • The elegant database solution to the clash between religious and gay rights

     
    Can you imagine having a censorious photographer prowling around your wedding? Having some sour, judgmental lensman looking with revulsion at you and your new spouse -- for any reason --– and saying bitterly to the guests “Smile, somehow&#...