Law in the major papers ~ FEC must enact restrictions, Tuscon diocese bankrupt, Chicago surveillance system, tobacco case

Tuesday's New York Times includes articles on a federal judge ordering the Federal Election Commission to enact tougher restrictions on how money is spent on campaigns, saying that its rules have undermined the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law; the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson becoming the second United States diocese to seek bankruptcy protection because of the cost of clerical sexual abuse cases; criticism of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit for basing a decision on nuclear waste storing methods on an incomplete reading of federal standards, and Chicago's new video surveillance system.

The Washington Post notes that a military judge denied a motion to dismiss spy charges against a Syrian-American airman Monday despite defense arguments the government had failed to make a case, town-gown tensions have grown as a result of a trial over a fatal stabbing of a Cambridge man by a Harvard graduate student, and major cigarette makers go on trial today in the US government's $280 billion racketeering case that charges the tobacco industry with deliberately deceiving the public about the risks of smoking since the 1950s.

 

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