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Common sense breaks loose in Georgia

Here’s the other shoe dropping on the saga of the Georgia journalist served with a protective order by a politician, detailed in this space last week in “Hell’s broke loose in Georgia.” If you came in late, here’s the nut ...

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Hell’s broke loose in Georgia

In suburban Atlanta, something wrong – something downright chilling — has been going down this week. Journalist George Chidi, a former reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, wrote a story about Tom Owens, a candidate for the DeKalb County Commission, for ...

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A blow upon a bruise

There is one rite of passage that every lawyer in every state will remember: the bar exam. It’s a grueling process across several days in which all the information and knowledge and expertise you (hopefully) acquired in three years of ...

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Headlines of the Day

Two bell-ringing headlines from this past weekend, one from Saturday and one from Sunday. Out west, several members of a family were arrested for growing marijuana at their home in Corvallis, Montana. The family name? Stoner. The Missoulian had the ...

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Warner: Filibuster of shield law will fail

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., wants to see the federal shield law come to the floor of the Senate for discussion. Any filibuster will fail, he said, predicting that the measure will attract the 60 votes needed for cloture, including his. ...

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Editorial: Time is now for a federal shield law

The U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection June 2 of New York Times reporter James Risen’s appeal leaves him in the unenviable position of revealing confidential sources…or potentially going to jail. Risen wrote a book in 2006, “State of War,” about the ...

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Headline of the Day

George Takei is best known as Mr. Sulu, the cool and competent helmsman of the U.S. Starship Enterprise on “Star Trek,” the original series. That was back in the 1960s. Takei, now 77, is more popular than ever, thanks to ...

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