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Supreme Court strikes down state drug data mining law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court struck down on Thursday a state law that prohibits the use of prescription drug records for marketing, in a case pitting free-speech rights against medical privacy concerns. The high court handed a victory to data mining companies IMS Health, Verispan and Source Healthcare Analytics,…

Arkansas Supreme Court strikes down law barring same sex couples from adopting

Supporters of an Arkansas law that prevented unmarried same sex and straight couples from serving as adoptive or foster parents may seek a constitutional amendment to reinstate it after the state’s Supreme Court ruled the ban was unconstitutional. The Court ruled Thursday that Act One, the Arkansas Adoption and Foster…