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Posted 10 months ago in Crime Your Personal Rights by Betsy Kim  
Do You Support Physician-Assisted Suicide? [Poll]

A Kentucky man, Ernest Chris Chumbley, faces murder charges, after shooting his wife who suffered from breast cancer. He claims she requested to be killed to end her constant pain. A jury must still decide this case. Chumbley did not obtain the help of a physician, but his case touches upon the arguments in death with dignity laws. Physician-assisted suicide generally means, upon a patient’s request, a doctor provides a terminally-ill patient with a lethal dose of medication, which the …

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Posted 10 months ago in Crime Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Ky. Man Claims Fatally Shooting Wife Was Mercy Killing

A Kentucky man is facing murder charges after he shot his wife at what he claims was her request to relieve her of constant pain caused by breast cancer. Ernest Chris Chumbley called 911 last month and told the operator, “Yes, I’ve shot my wife.” Virginia Chumbley was 44 when she met her death at her husband’s hand. “She told me to end the pain, stop the pain,” Chumbley said in a television interview. “Did I want to do it? …

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Posted 10 months ago in gun rights by Josh Crank  
Mississippi Upholds Open Carry Firearm Law

The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld the state’s new open carry firearm statute, allowing the law to go into effect two months after a judge blocked it for being “unconstitutionally vague.” The new law, originally slated to go into effect July 1, defines what constitutes a concealed firearm and affirms the right of gun owners to openly carry a gun without a permit. The law was drafted in response to a 2012 opinion issued by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, who …

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Posted 10 months ago in Class Actions by Aaron Kase  
Advocate Medical Sued for Breach of Patient Records

An Illinois health care nonprofit is facing a class action lawsuit for failing to adequately safeguard the personal medical information of its patients. The suit was filed against Advocate Medical Group on behalf of Pierre Petrich and her daughter in Cook County Court last week, stemming from a July computer theft from the company’s office. The theft may have compromised the records of 4 million patients going as far back as the early ’90s, giving the burglars access to personal information …

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Posted 10 months ago in Products Liability by Janet Raasch  
E-Cigarettes in Legal Limbo

Smokers know that they can’t light up in most public places. Kids know that they cannot purchase cigarettes if they are under 18. Cigarette manufacturers understand that there are restrictions on how they advertise. There are many rules governing the use of traditional tobacco products. But what happens when a smoker lights up an e-cigarette, a kid buys an e-cigarette or a manufacturer advertises an e-cigarette? Currently, most of the rules do not apply.   What Is an E-Cigarette? An …

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