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There’s nothing wrong with pasta “puffery,” says the 8th Circuit. New World Pasta Co. argued that rival American Italian Pasta Co.’s “America’s Favorite Pasta” boast was false advertising; the court found it’s merely non-actionable, harmlessly vague blustering … Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, under investigation for accepting gifts from friends, employees and contractors, must testify before a legislative impeachment panel, a Superior Court judge ruled Monday. The ruling, suspended until Thursday pending appeal, would make Rowland the first sitting chief executive in U.S. history ordered to testify before a legislative body … Bible classes in public schools cannot be said to have a secular purpose, even if they’re allegedly “value driven,” ruled the 6th Circuit in a case out of Rhea County, Tenn. — home of the “Scopes Monkey Trial.” The decision affirmed a ruling by U.S. District Judge R. Allan Edgar holding that the Bible Education Ministry program, in which weekly Bible classes were held for the approximately 800 students in the county’s three elementary schools, violated the First Amendment’s separation of church and state … Martha Stewart’s sentencing, originally set for June 17, will be delayed until July 8 while U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum considers a defense motion for a new trial, based on perjury charges filed against a government witness in the case … A ban on heavily tinted car windows was nixed by the Georgia Supreme Court Monday, not so much because of the law but the way it was applied: The statute only covered cars registered in Georgia and driven by residents of the state. The justices said they saw “no rational connection between the residence of the driver of a vehicle and the goal of improving law enforcement officer safety during traffic stops.” –Lydia Markoff

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