Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed an overhaul of the 1973 Endangered Species Act. The revision allows compensation for private property owners whose development plans are thwarted due to protections for endangered species.
Judith Miller spoke and took questions in front of the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington today: "I served 85 days in jail because of my belief in the importance of upholding the confidential relationship journalists have with their sources. Believe me, I did not want to be in jail. But I would have stayed even longer if I had not achieved these two things: the personal waiver and the narrow testify -- and the narrow testimony. I could not have testified without both of them."
Starting tomorrow, Connecticut will begin recognizing civil unions for same-sex couples. Connecticut's legislature passed the civil union law in April of this year.