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Issue: "State of the Union 2003," Jan. 25, 2003

What I fear is we're going to reduce jury deliberations to reality TV, like Survivor.

Texas Judge Tom Price on a proposal to allow cameras to tape jury deliberations for broadcast on television.

It's an effort to keep the riding experience as pleasant and safe as possible.

Bend, Ore., city attorney Jim Forbes on a proposed regulation that would ban anyone who "emanates a grossly repulsive odor that is unavoidable by other Bend Extended Area Transit customers" from being in the bus station or on a city bus.

It is a Constitution that morphs while you look at it, like Plasticman.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, in a Fredericksburg, Va., speech last week, on courts misinterpreting the Constitution to keep religion out of public schools and public forums.

The problem of those unnecessary costs isn't in the waiting room or the operating room-they're in the courtroom.

President George W. Bush, in a speech last week in Scranton, Pa., arguing that "frivolous and junk lawsuits" are raising health-care costs and contributing to doctor shortages. A congressional proposal backed by Mr. Bush would limit noneconomic damages (such as for "pain and suffering") at $250,000 and punitive damages at another $250,000 in malpractice lawsuits.

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