Archive for June 25th, 2003


June 25, 2003

From today’s News Dissector Web Log: FCC BATTLE STILL RAGES: CALL TO PRESSURE CONGRESS Common Cause is seeking to mobilize pressure on Congress: “Last Thursday, the Senate Commerce Committee responded to the call to overturn the FCC decision. It took the first step by approving Senate Bill S.1046, and added several amendments, including one addressing [...]

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Non-violent drug “criminals” fill U.S. jails; Federal Judge quits in disgust

June 25, 2003

Elaine Cassel writes today of a U.S. Judge who is fed up with the system: Martin is particularly bitter about drug sentencing laws. For drug offenses, according to recent data, account for about 60 % of federal prisoners. It is the harsh punishment for drug use and addiction that has driven up our incarceration rate [...]

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State to protect citizens from low prices

June 25, 2003

The State of Florida has decided to spend $750,000 on an ad campaign warning Floridians not to purchase prescription drugs from Canada. According to the SP Times: Canadian pharmacies can sell some of the drugs most commonly used by Americans at 30 percent to 50 percent less, as a national health care plan covers its [...]

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