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  • Beyond the Law

    Gannett News Service finds that lawyer discipline is not only a closed and controlled process, but that in many places it is slow, lenient and even non-existent, October-November 1986.
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    Wichita (Kan.) Eagle-Beacon discovers that a man who died of a heart attack in jail could not have committed the crime he was awaiting trial for; story critiques the penal system that can hold a person prisoner without established cause, Feb. 16 and 23, 1986.
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    APF Reporter article on the industrialization of the Maine Woods finds heavy harvesting, recreation pressure and pollution threaten the nation's most heavily wooded state, Summer 1986.
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    Wall Street Journal article illuminates the murky legality of lawyer-client privilege in the case of two Pennsylvania lawyers who thought they were acting within the law by withholding evidence in a murder trial, Feb. 27, 1985.
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    Village Voice (New York) investigates the trial and conviction of Bobby McLaughlin for murder and finds the case rested on one questionable eyewitness; much evidence suggests that McLaughlin is innocent and a police chief has requested the case be reopened, Aug. 6, 1985.
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    Washington Post series examines the hidden cost to America's economy and industrial might of sustained heavy defense spending, Dec. 1, 1985.
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    Fayetteville (N.C.) Times series examines the Cumberland County District Court system; topics include ticket-fixing, judges changing verdicts after trials, and a higher percentage of blacks convicted than whites, March 1983.
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    Vanity Fair profiles the key witnesses and defendants involved in the Bess Meyerson trial in New York; also reviews the events leading up to Meyerson's legal troubles, December 1988.
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    Common Cause Magazine investigates national security clearance procedures; reveals the Defense Industrial Security Clearance Review (DISCR), a Pentagon agency, may be making arbitrary clearance decisions; finds employees of DISCR have quotas they must meet, and they're rewarded for denying clearances; also details alleged inappropriate behavior by agency DISCR director, James P. Novak May/June 1989.
  • "The Poisoning of Paradise"

    KGTV-TV (San Diego) airs an in-depth story on toxic waste dumping in San Diego Bay; many major polluters have never been issued an industrial waste discharge permit, nor have any pollution fines ever been collected; bay suffers severe contamination by PCBs, tributyltin and other toxins, Oct. 24 and Dec. 27, 1986.