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2005-07-29 19:40:22

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The California prison system acted improperly when it tried to trim the hair of an American Indian inmate who said a haircut violated his religious beliefs, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday. Billy Soza Warsoldier, who had not cut his hair in 25 years, filed a lawsuit after a minimum-security prison punished him for refusing to comply with a rule that men's hair be no longer than 3 inches (8 cm) long. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, reversing a lower...

2004-11-30 03:00:07

May a doctor in California lawfully prescribe marijuana for a seriously ill patient? May a doctor in Oregon lawfully help a terminal patient to commit suicide? Stand by. The Supreme Court will hear argument in the California case on Monday. The Oregon case is waiting in the wings on a petition for review. Both cases turn on the constitutional doctrine of separation of powers. We are talking in each case of separating the powers delegated to the federal government by the Constitution from...

2004-11-27 12:00:07

May a doctor in California lawfully prescribe marijuana for a seriously ill patient? May a doctor in Oregon lawfully help a terminal patient to commit suicide? Stand by. The Supreme Court will hear argument in the California case on Monday. The Oregon case is waiting in the wings on a petition for review. Both cases turn on the constitutional doctrine of separation of powers. We are talking in each case of separating the powers delegated to the federal government by the Constitution from...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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