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Morning Roundup: Nov. 6, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

DUI suspect tries to eat test results, drunk driver crashes into bar and orders drink, and crystal meth found in child's Halloween candy. MORE  

Montana Judge Dismisses Drug Charges Against Pregnant Woman

By McCarton Ackerman

Judge Jeffrey Langton said prosecuting Casey Gloria Allen would create a "slippery slope" for charging pregnant women for all kinds of "unhealthy" behavior. MORE  

Drug Dealer Civil Liability Act Ruled Unconstitutional

By John Lavitt

Despite being on the books since 1994, the law remained untested until a lawsuit was filed in 2013. MORE  

Morning Roundup: August 5, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Teen caught swinging chihuahua on leash blames booze, man wearing fake breasts scams drunk cab riders, and video of smoking fish sparks outrage. MORE  

Drug Court Judge 'Scary Mary' Whips Offenders Into Shape

By McCarton Ackerman

No-nonsense Judge Mary Chrzanowski has earned a reputation as a tough arbitrator who has turned many lives around. MORE  

Texas Judge Halts Executions Over Drug Supply Source

By Paul Gaita

The controversy over the use of less effective execution drugs heated up in the Lone Star state over revealing the source of the supplier. MORE  

Ohio Launches Drug Court For Women

By McCarton Ackerman

After noticing the high rate of female repeat offenders, Judge Gregory Singer has decided to create a drug court that specifically addresses the issues of women addicts. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 28, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

David Cassidy won't die sad and lonely, NYC cabbies test positive for coke and weed, pot users blowing up homes making hash oil, and man arrested for illegal drugs and moose meat. MORE  

The value of "Affluenza," Addiction and Parental Neglect As Get Out of Jail Defenses

By Maia Szalavitz

The drunk-driving teen who killed 4 walked, blaming it on "affluenza," a so-called "disease" that makes the rich unable to understand the consequences of their actions. Where does that leave addicts and the rest of us? MORE  

Court-Forced into 12-Step

By Laura Barcella

The long-term practice of courts sentencing offenders to attend AA and NA meetings is increasing, and the effects on both the fellowships and the sentenced has wide-ranging consequences. The Fix investigates. MORE  

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