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  • Too at home abroad

    Washington Monthly recounts the trials of a junior State Department official; concludes the U.S. Department of State is not as effective as it should be because of its emphasis on bureaucracy over diplomacy; details the process a candidate for a position with the State Department goes through in order to be accepted, as well as the ranking process one endures once they are accepted; gives an overview of a career in the foreign service.
  • Boys just wanna have fun

    San Francisco Bay Guardian recounts the shooting death of a man by his brother after a drunken brawl, and of the trial in which the killer was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter; the two men had been media and countercultural celebrities throughout the '60s and '70s while running a pornography empire.
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    Chronicle of Higher Education looks at the efforts by environmentalists and advocates of the family farm to change the research agenda of land-grant colleges from that of pesticides and biotechnology to that of the environment and sustainable agriculture; university officials are accused of being too closely associated with industrial interests, but officials claim that the efforts of these groups could threaten academic freedom, March 20, 1991.
  • Some city workers take years, not days, to heal

    Eagle Tribune (Lawrence, Mass.) investigates the large number of worker compensation claims against the city of Lawrence, and finds a workers compensation system out of control and a city attorney who has not won a case before the state Industrial Accident Board in two years despite widespread malingering by workers; pay and benefits cost taxpayers upwards of $2 million.
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    National Law Journal investigates efforts by criminal defense attorneys in the southern states to provide a fair legal defense to indigent defendants in capital murder cases; several southern states have passed "fee caps" on how much a court-appointed defense attorney can receive for handling a death penalty trial, Nov. 19, 1990.
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    ABA Journal gives an overview of the trial of the man accused by the U.S. Justice Department as the "No. 4 man in the Medellin cartel," December 1990.
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    Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) reveals how a state and federally funded industrial park has been a failure; the director of the project has gained total control and is using it for his own personal gain, August, September and October 1990.
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    National Law Journal (New York, N.Y.) investigates the case of Leonard Peltier, a leader of the American Indian Movement, and determines that overwhelming evidence exists to prove that he did not receive a fair trial when he was convicted of the murder of two FBI agents, including the fabrication of evidence and inconsistent evidence; documents the groundswell of support for Peltier that has arisen nationally and internationally, June 25, 1990.
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    Journal-Gazette (Fort Wayne, Ind.) discovers that the city of Fort Wayne has been doing a poor job in monitoring the level of chemicals being discharged by local companies into the sewer system; finds that fines to industrial violators have been non-existent, and that the city itself has been discharging illegal levels of chemicals into the sewer system, Nov. 27, 1990.
  • And Justice for Some

    WTKR-TV (Norfolk, Va.) focuses on an obscure state law that allows legislators who are lawyers to delay trials whenever they are conducting state business; one powerful legislator and popular attorney enable alleged violent criminals to go free on bond with postponements, July 16 - 18, 1990.