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Kia Franklin

In the News (Tuesday)

Discrimination lawsuit against public golf club for holding men's only event and banning Elaine Joyce, a member, from tee time. It's probably not the most egregious thing they did, but I was struck by the fact that the club called Joyce's father, instead of calling her directly, to inform him of their anti-woman policy. Check in out in the New York Times.

**Updated at 2pm:**
The Supreme Court rejects the ACLU's appeal seeking the opportunity to bring wiretapping lawsuits. As quoted in the SF Gate: "ACLU officials described the situation as a "Catch-22" because the government says the identities of people whose communications have been intercepted is secret. But only people who know they have been wiretapped can sue over the program." Oh, the doublespeak.

**Updated at 6pm:**
Colorado bill to raise cap on medical malpractice damages clears first hurdle, according to this article. The article fails to consider whether the cap will actually affect malpractice rates. Maybe they should have interviewed insurance industry insiders who say they can't make any promises that tort "reform" will do anything to stop them from overcharging doctors for malpractice insurance.

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Posted at 12:13 PM, Feb 19, 2008 in Discrimination
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