Magazine article Reason

Balance Sheet. (Citings)

Magazine article Reason

Balance Sheet. (Citings)

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Miami Heat

A federal judge says Elian Gonzalez's supporters can sue former Attorney General Janet Reno for injuries received during the April 2000 INS raid to seize the boy: "A reasonable officer...would know that the law forbade her from directing the execution of a warrant in a manner that called for unjustified force."

Free Birds

The California Board of Equalization rules 5-0 that the Los Angeles County assessor cannot tax orbiting satellites. The county wanted Hughes Electronics to pay taxes on eight birds, 22,300 miles up. Last year a judge ordered Virginia Beach, Virginia, to return $360,000 it had collected from the Fox Network for its satellite transponders.

Labor Pains

Eugene Scalia, nominee to be the Labor Department's top lawyer, defends his opposition to wacky Clinton-era workplace safety regulations. Scalia's dismissal of ergonomic regs as based on "quackery" and "junk science" drives Big Labor--loving pols insane.

Union Label

Dutch hookers--a.k.a. "workers in the sex industry"--form the world's first trade union for prostitutes. Last year Holland legalized brothels, and now pros say they need to organize to win better treatment from banks and insurance companies.

Smoked Eats

Restaurant owners in Ames, Iowa, sue the city over an anti-smoking ordinance. Owners of Cyclone Truck Stop and six other eateries say state law allows smoking in public places. Restaurants in Marquette, Michigan, won a similar case in March.

Face Off

The sudden popularity of face-recognition technology ignores that using it to scan big crowds for terrorists cannot possibly work. …

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