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Judge considers DNA testing of items linked to Dexter murders
Bangor Daily NewsSeptember 1, 2011

The justices ruled that Cole should have issued written findings of fact as to why the evidence Cookson asked to be tested in 2009 did not meet criteria outlined in state law. The hearing Wednesday focused on the issue of where the items were before ...more »

Trying Youth Offenders as Adults
SantaCruz.comSeptember 1, 2011

According to the report, trying juveniles as adults does not act as a deterrent. Though juvenile crime is down statewide since 2001, the counties most likely to try kids as adults saw juvenile crime rates fall at a slower rate. ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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New Jersey unions sue state over benefits changes
ReutersSeptember 1, 2011

... also argued New Jersey violated state and federal contract rights of its employees by forcing current workers to pay substantially more toward their pensions and healthcare. The pension-benefits law was a top priority for New Jersey's Republican ...more »

Living Wills
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Law on board to support philanthropic donors
The Korea HeraldSeptember 1, 2011

Among the honorable donors, those over 60 years old with less than 100 million won in total assets and no stable means of living will receive state subsidies. The rule will be applied to their family members, too. The government will also pay their ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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South Carolina passes on health exchange grants
ReutersSeptember 2, 2011

South Carolina joins a handful of other Republican states rejecting millions of dollars in federal grants tied to insurance exchanges that are a key aspect of the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration's healthcare overhaul. ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Health Wonk Review: Hurricane Irene Edition
ForbesSeptember 1, 2011

In addition, the Medicare Shared Savings Program mandates a minimum of 5000 beneficiaries per program; the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization pilot project requires 15000 outside of rural areas. As Jason notes, it's not obvious that increasing ...more »

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