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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jul 02, 2011 Some With Histories of Mental Illness Petition to Get Their Gun Rights Back
QUOTE: law passed by Congress after the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech that was actually meant to make it harder for people with mental illness to get guns. As a condition of its support for the measure, the National Rifle Association extracted a concession: the inclusion of a mechanism for restoring firearms rights to those who lost them for mental health reasons.
New York Times May 26, 2010 Electronics Maker Promises Review After Suicides
QUOTE: “Foxconn’s production line system is designed so well that no worker will rest even one second during work; they make sure you’re always busy for every second,” says Li Qiang, executive director of the China Labor Watch, a New York-based labor rights group. “Foxconn only values the enterprise benefits but totally ignores the social benefits.” Those claims have been bolstered in recent weeks by some of China’s state-run newspapers, which have published a series of sensational reports about the suicides, alongside exposés detailing what they claim are the harsh conditions inside Foxconn factories.
New York Times May 13, 2010 Online Talk, Suicides and a Thorny Court Case
QUOTE: The case, chilling and ghoulish, raises thorny issues in the Internet age, both legal and otherwise. For instance, many states have laws barring assisting suicide, but rarely have cases involved people not in the same room (much less the same country) or the sharing of only words (not guns or pills).
New York Times Mar 29, 2010 Reputation Isn't Dead
QUOTE: This week, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington declared that "reputation is dead." Is that really the case, or is something else dying? Arrington made his case in a column entitled "Reputation Is Dead: It's Time To Overlook Our Indiscretions," which talked about a soon-to-launch Yelp-like service for people. It will let people, I assume, "review" other people without having to stand behind their statements.
PC Magazine Mar 03, 2008 After Suicide, Blog Insults Are Debated
QUOTE: “Are there ethics in blogs? Should people have the right to publicly and anonymously criticize and attack the private lives of private people simply for entertainment...?"
New York Times Jan 18, 2006 Justices Uphold Oregon Assisted-Suicide Law: In a Blow to Administration, Ruling Paves Way for Other States to Follow Suit
QUOTE: The Supreme Court upheld Oregon's law on physician-assisted suicide yesterday, ruling that the Justice Department may not punish doctors who help terminally ill patients end their lives.
Washington Post Feb 16, 2005 Request to Obfuscate Title Of Talk on Gays Stirs Ire: HHS Is Being Accused of Marginalization
QUOTE: A federal agency's efforts to remove the words "gay," "lesbian," "bisexual" and "transgender" from the program of a federally funded conference on suicide prevention have inspired scores of experts in mental health to flood the agency with angry e-mails.
Washington Post Jun 24, 2002 A Deadly Disease Destroys Families as Well as Patients
QUOTE: ...shooting them as they lay in bed in the room they shared at the nursing home. Family members say she could no longer bear their suffering. Mrs. Carr, 63, has been charged with two counts of murder...
New York Times Apr 28, 2002 Who Was Responsible For Elizabeth Shin?
QUOTE: The Shins claim that M.I.T., overly concerned with protecting Elizabeth's confidentiality, failed to inform them of their daughter's precipitous deterioration in the month before her death....by failing to act in their place, "in loco parentis"...
New York Times Nov 08, 2001 4 Oregon Patients Seeking Suicide Sue U.S.
QUOTE: Today, just three days before he would have been entitled to obtain the barbiturates that could enable him to choose the hour of his death, Mr. Holmes found himself at the center of an extraordinary legal battle unfolding between his home state and the United States Justice Department, which on Tuesday moved to strike down the Oregon...
New York Times Nov 07, 2001 U.S. Acts to Stop Assisted Suicides
QUOTE: Taking square aim at a measure approved twice by voters in Oregon, Attorney General John Ashcroft authorized federal agents yesterday to take action against doctors who prescribe lethal drugs for terminally ill patients.
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