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Apr 16, 2014 — U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland called the state's ban on abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy "invalid and unconstitutional."
Apr 13, 2014 — President Obama has signed an order that reinforces part of a law that's existed for nearly 80 years: Employees can discuss compensation without fear of retaliation. Here's what you should know.
Apr 9, 2014 — After today's show, you'll be ready to design a tax on marijuana, pick a law school and discuss the hottest new book in economics (without having to read a page).
Apr 6, 2014 — Attendees at the annual We Robot conference are peering into the future, pondering questions like, do robots have rights? What kinds of laws do we need to regulate unmanned drones?
Apr 6, 2014 — After the annual Deltopia party near the University of California, Santa Barbara turned violent last night. Hundreds of law enforcement officers were sent and there were more than 100 arrests.

Saratoga Track More Popular and More Troubled Than Ever

In a year when the Saratoga Race Course is enjoying new popularity - thanks to Funny Cide and the new Seabiscuit movie - the track's parent company is facing a drum beat of allegations and fines. As Brian Mann reports, the New York Racing Association was fined ten thousand dollars on Thursday.  Go to full article

Pataki Signs Bill Toughening Penalties for Young Killers

Governor Pataki has signed legislation that will increase penalties for teenagers who commit murder. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Man Convicted Of Shooting Ex-Girlfriend's New Boyfriend

A jury in Plattsburgh has convicted an area man of shooting his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Lake George Priest Sentenced For Drunken Driving

A former pastor from Lake George who pleaded guilty to vehicular assault for a head-on crash that injured three others has been sentenced to six months in jail and five years...  Go to full article

Pataki Proposes Changes in Drug Laws

Governor George Pataki has released a plan to reform the Rockefeller Drug Laws that he says could rapidly free thousands of prisoners sentenced to long jail terms for...  Go to full article

Plattsburgh Hazing Investigation Brings Charges

Twenty-one students face possible expulsion from Plattsburgh State University, after a hazing incident in March left a college freshman dead. University Police identified...  Go to full article

Court: Blood Alcohol Evidence in Shea Death Properly Suppressed

A state appeals court has made a ruling in the drunken driving accident that killed Lake Placid Olympian Jack Shea
in 2002.  Go to full article

Drug Law Reformers Could Face Fines

A hip-hop businessman who pushed for reform of the state's Rockefeller drug laws is under investigation by state lobbying officials. Russell Simmons tried to broker a deal...  Go to full article

Legislative Session Ends With Whimper, Not Bang

New York State lawmakers ended their 2003 session with few major agreements. Karen DeWitt wraps up the last minute action from Albany.  Go to full article

Pataki, Legislature Consider Drug Law Reform

Governor Pataki and legislative leaders are negotiating possible reform of the Rockefeller Drug Laws, but a key advocacy group is dissatisfied with all of the current...  Go to full article

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