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Ron Paul expands TV ad campaign to Nevada

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) is expanding his TV advertising campaign in early caucus and primary states, ABC News’ Jason Volack reported. The 65-second “Conviction” ad that began airing in Iowa and New Hampshire on Friday will extend to Nevada on Monday. “Nevada is a key constituency with…

Some job-screening tactics challenged as illegal

Some companies may go too far in screening job seekers for prior convictions, credit history Companies using criminal records or bad credit reports to screen out job applicants might land afoul of anti-discrimination laws as the government steps up scrutiny of hiring policies that can hurt blacks and Hispanics. A…

Supreme Court weakens key anti-corruption law

Two high-profile prosecutions criticized; Conrad Black’s fraud conviction vacated; Part of Enron boss’s conviction vacated WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court Thursday set aside part of Enron boss Jeffrey Skilling’s fraud conviction, saying it was “flawed” and unconstitutional. “Because the indictment alleged three objects of the conspiracy, honest-services wire fraud,…

Supreme Court to decide Mumia Abu-Jamal’s fate

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court is expected on Tuesday to issue its latest decision on the fate of Mumia Abu-Jamal, arguably America’s most famous death-row inmate, convicted of slaying a Philadelphia policeman, a crime he denies committing. The court is due to rule on an appeal by the…

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