Highlights from some of the week's top ethics news stories.
Obamacare Upheld / Supreme Court Verdict
This just in: [Updated at 10:57 a.m. ET] A key quote here in the decision:
read more......CNN - Live Blog
read more......NYT - Supreme Court Health Care Decision
Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State defensive coordinator was convicted on 45 of the 48 sexual abuse counts that were brought against him. The verdict was reached by a jury late Friday after days of emotional and explicit testimony by eight of Sandusky's victims. He has since stated through a member of his defense team that he will appeal the convictions.
read more......CNN - Attorney: Sandusky to Appeal Child Sex Abuse Convictions
read more......CBS - Jerry Sandusky Trial: Inside the Charges and Sentences He Faces
This week Obama bypassed Congress and made a decision to "extend administrative relief" to around 800,000 young undocumented immigrants. The new rule contends that immigrants who have been in the US since before they were16 without criminal charges can stay. Obama is getting pushback from Republicans for singlehandedly making the decision. He is also getting pushback from activists who say that he isn't doing enough.
read more....LA Times - Obama's Immigration Move Wins Support in Battleground States
read commentary from Marco Rubio..... Huffington Post - Marco Rubio: Obama Immigration Policy "Injects" Politics into Debate
Scientists at Emory's Yerkes National Primate Research Center have recently published a ground breaking study that correlates experiences with memories. Scientists exposed rats to sounds and light shocks and were able to test the memories of those experiences. In this way, they are gaining better understandings of the "molecular basis of memory."
read more......Emory Report - When Being Scared Twice is Enough to Remember
read an op-ed.....Botswana Gazette - Rio + 20 Conference
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This week marked the largest conference that the UN has ever held with 50,000 attendees from 190 countries. The Conference on Sustainable Development was held in Rio de Janeiro marking the 20th anniversary of the Earth Summit. Of the dozens of goals made at the Earth Summit, the UN reports that four have been met. This conference produced a 283-paragraph agreement entitled "The Future We Want" and pledges of $513 billion to get there. Many delegates, including President Obama and representatives from international non-profit organizations, voiced their disappointment with the effectiveness of the conference.read more......NYT - Progress on the Sidelines as Rio Conference Ends
read the agreement......The Future We Want : Outcome Document Adopted at Rio + 20