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Thursday, December 25, 2008

“The danger of DNA: It isn’t perfect; By far the most reliable forensic science, it still has limits: Samples can be contaminated and may go untested for years; And collecting it may violate privacy laws.” Maura Dolan and Jason Felch will have this lengthy article Friday in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 11:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Uncertainty shrouds 17 unusual detainees; The question of what to do with 17 Uighur men held at Guantanamo is one of the challenges awaiting an Obama administration seeking to close the prison camps”: Carol Rosenberg has this article today in The Miami Herald.

Posted at 10:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court rules Mother’s Day giveaways are legal”: Today in The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article that begins, “‘Ladies’ night’ discounts at the local pub are out. But a Mother’s Day giveaway of tote bags to female baseball fans is OK, even under California’s tough anti-discrimination law. That’s because the Mother’s Day giveaway is not based on sex stereotypes and doesn’t cut ticket prices, said a state appeals court in Santa Ana, which published as a statewide precedent last week its November ruling.”

And Monday’s edition of The Orange County Register contained an article headlined “Court: Angels not anti-man for giving totes to women only; Appellate court finds men were not discriminated against in Mother’s Day promotion at Angel Stadium.” Back on February 2, 2007, The OCRegister covered the trial court’s ruling in an article headlined “Suit plaintiff strikes out against Angels; Judge dismisses bias claim contending men were discriminated against in promotion for tote on Mother’s Day at Angel Stadium.”

You can access the recently published ruling of the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, at this link.

Posted at 12:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Calif. Court Limits What Samaritans Can Safely Do; Woman Pulled From Wrecked Car Can Sue for Injuries”: This article appears today in The Washington Post.

And today in The Los Angeles Times, columnist Patt Morrison has an op-ed entitled “California has no room for good Samaritans; We had better do something to encourage do-gooders after the state Supreme Court’s ruling that says people attempting to rescue others in emergencies can be held liable for damages.”

My earlier coverage of last week’s Supreme Court of California ruling appears at this link.

Posted at 12:20 PM by Howard Bashman