- Making News: Supreme Court Upholds Oregon Assisted Suicide Law
In a 6-to-3 vote, with Chief Justice John Roberts dissenting, the US Supreme Court today upheld Oregon's Death with Dignity Law. Stephen Henderson, who reports on the court for Knight-Ridder newspapers, says the decision prohibiting the use of the Controlled Substances Act to impede assisted suicide is, in essence, a slap at executive assertions of power.
- Reporter's Notebook: Domestic Spying Increasingly Criticized
Yesterday, in a speech sponsored by liberal and conservative groups, Al Gore said that President Bush "has been breaking the law, repeatedly and insistently." The former Vice President called for a special counsel to investigate domestic surveillance by the National Security Agency without a judicial warrant. Meantime, two civil rights groups have filed suit against the practice, and FBI agents say it may be a waste of time. That's according to today's New York Times in an article co-authored by Eric Lichtblau.
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