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Apr 24, 2014 — In this age of social media, is every negative experience a possible class action?
Apr 24, 2014 — Florida Gov. Rick Scott's plan to drug test state workers and welfare recipients ran into trouble in the courts. Law professor Pauline Kim and reporter Curt Anderson discuss the drug testing battle.
Apr 24, 2014 — Tim Wu, a law professor at Columbia University, coined the phrase "net neutrality." He discusses how the Federal Communications Commission's proposed changes could affect the average consumer.
Apr 23, 2014 — Some California lawyers and litigants have created a cottage industry around the Americans with Disabilities Act. Some plaintiffs file hundreds of complaints a year, collecting a living off small businesses that aren't compliant with the ADA. Small business advocates and community leaders say they focus on minority businesses because they make for easier targets.
Apr 23, 2014 — The Safe Carry Protection Act, known to critics as the "guns everywhere bill," was signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal. It is considered among the most permissive such measures in the country.

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 probation. Jody Tosti has more.  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 non-violent drug offenses. The announcement gained the Governor new support from one leader in the African-American community, the Reverend Al Sharpton, and criticism from other Democrats. Karen DeWitt reports.  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

Rockefeller Drug Law Reform ?Within Reach?

Lawmakers in Albany say they're closer than ever to a deal that would reform the state's Rockefeller drug laws. Under those laws, a person convicted for selling two ounces of...  Go to full article

Top Legislative Aide Accused of Rape

The top counsel to the New York State Assembly Speaker has been arrested and charged with rape. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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