- Newsmaker: Drug Companies Drop Lawsuit against South Africa - The world's major drug companies have dropped their suit against South Africa's importing and production of anti-AIDs drugs. Doctors Without Borders' Toby Kaspar says manufacturers abandoned their allegations of insufficient national infrastructure and patent violation and bowed to public pressure in this case of enormous symbolic importance.
- Reporter's Notebook: Supreme Court Upholds Race Factor in Redistricting - Stepping back from decisions that condemned "racial gerrymandering," the Supreme Court yesterday approved the use of race as a factor in Congressional districting, if it is not the major one. Eddie Lazarus, who has written extensively on the court, elucidates its "mushy compromise," and speaks to the idiosyncratic swing vote of Justice O'Connor.
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