Retail giant Wal-Mart became the latest, and possibly highest-profile corporation to drop its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council. The conservative group helped replicate Florida's Stand Your Ground gun law in other states.
A federal appeals court in Boston ruled unanimously Thursday that a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act — which bans the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage — is unconstitutional. Ultimately, though, the case is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
New York City's mayor wants to ban sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces from being sold at restaurants, delis and other venues to combat obesity. It's not the first time Mayor Bloomberg has taken on the soda industry. The announcement is prompting objections from beverage distributors — and from some New Yorkers who say they're fed up with the crusades of so-called Nanny Bloomberg.
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