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Supreme Court Limits Lawsuits Against Vaccine Makers

Vaccine makers such as Pfizer are breathing easier now that the Supreme Court has ruled they can't be sued for defective vaccine designs. The majority opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia was unequivocal: Congress has barred lawsuits over the rare but unavoidable side effects of vital vaccines.

Defamation Ruling Gives Shirley Sherrod a Legal Leg to Stand On

A federal appeals court ruling has allowed a defamation case against TV news debunker Scott Stossel to go ahead, and it should also give hope to Shirley Sherrod, the Agriculture Department employee fired earlier this summer after an edited clip appeared to show her confessing to racist acts.