Legal News Headlines 4.21.2010

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Justice Stevens celebrates 90th birthday.
Arizona Immigration bill passes Senate.
Charles Schwab pays settlement over mortgage backed securities.
Supreme Court strikes down law banning animal cruelty videos.

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FRONTLINE “News War” (Part I) at pbs.org/frontline

In a four-hour special, “News War,” FRONTLINE examines the political, cultural, legal, and economic forces challenging the news media today and how the press has reacted in turn. Watch it on air and online at http://www.pbs.org/frontline/newswar/ beginning February 13

NEWS WAR: SECRETS, SOURCES & SPIN (Part I)

Feb. 13, 2007, 9pm (check local listings)

In part one of “News War,” FRONTLINE examines the political and legal forces challenging the mainstream news media today and. how the press has reacted in turn. Correspondent Lowell Bergman talks to the major players in the debates over the role of journalism in 2007, examining the relationship between the Bush administration and the press; the controversies surrounding the use of anonymous sources in reporting from Watergate to the present; and the unintended consequences of the Valerie Plame investigation — a confusing and at times ugly affair that ultimately damaged both reporters’ reputations and the legal protections they thought they enjoyed under the First Amendment.

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Rachel Uchitel Cancels News Conference

Daughter of famed attorney Gloria Allred, CBS News legal analyst Lisa Bloom joins The Early Show to shed some new light on Tiger Woods’ alleged mistress Rachel Uchitel and possibly why she canceled her news conference.

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Exclusive: Sky News Investigates The Legal Drug Market

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Banning mephedrone is just one step in tackling the use of so-called legal highs. The fear is that before long a new drug of choice will emerge, putting more lives at risk. Sky News has discovered Chinese chemical factories already preparing for this. Holly Williams has this exclusive investigation.

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Legal minds debate

A well known attorney says public anger of the decision by the Director of Public prosecution to charge an alleged victim of a supposed botched robbery for murder has been overblown. Martinus Francois claims the DPP did nothing wrong and followed the proscribed rules of the law in matter.
He says barring the facts of the case members of the public should not be presumptuous and let justice takes its course. But another member of the legal fraternity says in the discretionary prosecutorial power of the DPP must take into account the interest of the community in the administering of justice.

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NYIT’s LI News Tonight: Legal Job Site

A new website helps people in the legal profession find jobs as Elizabeth Zumba reports for NYIT’s LI News Tonight.

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