The Department of Justice - suing the state of Alabama - over their new controversial immigration law...
"What's so controversial about it?"
"Well - to the extent that it criminalizes mere presence - I think that's unique. Federal law does not go that far -- it creates a private right of action for citizens up to $5,000 a day to sue State Agencies that don't enforce the laws. That's a new provision."
Attorney Pat Woodward - speaking with Joe at WSYR in Syracuse...
The law - makes it a crime to be an undocumented immigrant in Alabama and allows for law enforcement to detain individuals they have a "reasonable suspicion" of being in the country illegally.
Modeled after Arizona's tough immigration law - it also makes it illegal to give undocumented immigrants rides and requires school districts to check on immigration status of students who enroll.
"I guess of greatest concern - are the educators - who feel like they may be facing criminal penalties if they don't enforce it. Ministers and Priests have joined the suit to have it stopped - because they're concerned that by giving communion to illegal aliens - that they may be subject to prosecution."
How's this going to play out in the courts?
"I do think that the motivations behind it are quite legitimate. That the citizens are fed up with the federal laws not being enforced. Ultimately I do think that there will be an injunction - after the hearing on August 24th."
Guess we'll have to see if you're right, Pat.
Get this one...
A 20 year old British "gamer" - dies -- after partaking in a marathon session on his Xbox.
An autopsy revealing Chris Staniforth - was killed by a pulmonary embolism... otherwise known as a blood clot - which ultimately blocked one or more of the arteries in his lungs.
But as Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Mitchell Brooks points out to Rob at WGST in Atlanta:
"If you think about it - it really has nothing to do with the Xbox per say - it has everything to do with sitting in an unusual position for an extended period of time."
... much like - sitting on an airplane for more than 4 hours - there's a possibility of clots forming and dislodging...
Doc - any recommendations on what could have been done to prevent this?
"So what you have to do on airline flights - and what this young person should have done - is get up every 15 or 20 minutes or start pumping your calves - every 10 or 15 minutes."
"Pumping them - like massaging them? What do you mean?"
"No no - you just move your feet up and down - and when you move your feet up you pull them up really tight, and when you push them down like you're pressing on a gas pedal - you make that really tight - and that just pumps the calves, and that muscle action moves the blood in the deep structures in the calves.
Staniforth's father is now launching a campaign to raise awareness about the health risks of playing video games for extended periods of time...
This is the second time in recent years - a person has died from video gaming. The last - in 2005 when a South Korean man died after playing online games for THREE days - let me repeat that... THREE DAYS of video game playing -- without taking a break!
Microsoft - the maker of Xbox - recommends gamers take breaks to exercise as well as make time for other pursuits.
I'm Jessica Curtis - and that's your Talk Radio Buzz, from Fox News Radio.