[IMC-DC] BTL Summary 10-13-06: Constitutional Court Challenge Takes on New Detainee Treatment Law; Declining Gas Prices and Pre-Election Manipulation; Drug War Failure

Scott Harris sharris at snet.net
Mon Oct 9 22:09:11 PDT 2006


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THE WEEK ENDING OCT. 13, 2006

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1) New Detainee Treatment Law 
Target of Constitutional Court Challenge

Interview with Wells Dixon, 
an attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights,
conducted by Scott Harris

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2) Many in U.S. Believe Decline in Gas Prices
is Product of Pre-Election Manipulation

Interview with Greg Palast, 
BBC-TV investigative journalist, 
conducted by Scott Harris

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http://www.btlonline.org/palast101306.ram
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3) Failure of Drug War 
Prompts Police Officers 
to Advocate Legalization 

Interview with Jack Cole,
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition,
co-founder and executive director, 
conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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http://www.btlonline.org/cole101306.ram
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4) This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

•	The fate of the so-called partial birth ban is on the top of the docket for the U.S. Supreme Court. Pro-choice activists are leery over what could happen if the Supreme Court overturns the historic 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion rights. Anti-abortion forces are much better organized at the state and local level than the pro-choice movement. 
•	The Ohio Senate race between progressive candidate Sherrod Brown and social conservative Sen. Mike DeWine is so razor tight, that Bush adviser Karl Rove has made it a priority to hold onto the Ohio Senate seat. 
•	The FDA's food safety division insists a similar E. coli outbreak could happen again unless fundamental fixes are in place.
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