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Report Predicts 18 States Will Legalize marijuana by 2020

Whether that pans out depends on Colorado, cash and the federal government
 
 
A new report predicts that 18 U.S. states will have legalized recreational marijuana in the next five years, a huge increase from the four states that currently have or are in the process of creating legal markets for pot.
The report, set to be released […]

By |January 28th, 2015|Drugs, Legal News|0 Comments

Mexico to issue birth certificates at its US consulates

From the Associated Press.

The Mexican government on Thursday will start issuing birth certificates to its citizens at consulates in the United States, seeking to make it easier for them to apply for U.S. work permits, driver’s licenses and protection from deportation.
Until now, Mexico has required citizens to get birth certificates at government offices in Mexico. […]

By |January 15th, 2015|Immigration, Legal News, National Headlines|0 Comments

Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of the Armed Career Criminal Act

Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of the Armed Career Criminal Act

 
Johnson v. United States is the latest in a long string of Supreme Court cases about how to interpret the Armed Career Criminal Act, which defines a violent felony as, inter alia, “any crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year … […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Legal News, Supreme Court|0 Comments

Teen With Curable Cancer Must Continue Chemo: Court

Connecticut Teen With Curable Cancer Must Continue Chemo: Court
 

NBC reports

A 17-year-old Connecticut girl with a highly curable cancer is not mentally competent to make her own medical decisions and will continue to receive the chemotherapy treatments she’s battled to halt, the Connecticut Supreme Court ordered Thursday.
Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers ruled that the teen — […]

By |January 9th, 2015|Legal News, Supreme Court|0 Comments

“Federal judge blocks use of Arizona identity-theft laws”

“Federal judge blocks use of Arizona identity theft laws”
From Jurist: Judge David Campbell for the US District Court for the District of Arizona on Monday ruled Maricopa County officials may not enforce two Arizona identity-theft laws used to convict hundreds of undocumented immigrant workers. The court ordered an immediate halt [LAT report] to the […]

By |January 7th, 2015|Immigration, Legal News|0 Comments

“No Indictment in Eric Garner Chokehold Case for N.Y.P.D. Officer”

“No Indictment in Eric Garner Chokehold Case for N.Y.P.D. Officer”
 
From The New York Times:
A Staten Island grand jury voted on Wednesday not to bring criminal charges in the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white police officer, a decision that triggered outrage by many […]

By |December 4th, 2014|Legal News, police|0 Comments

“PRESIDENT OBAMA WANTS TO PUT BODY CAMERAS ON 50,000 POLICE OFFICERS”

“PRESIDENT OBAMA WANTS TO PUT BODY CAMERAS ON 50,000 POLICE OFFICERS”
 
At FastCompany.com:
Last week, when President Obama addressed the nation following a grand jury decision to not prosecute Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, he seemed to bite his tongue and left a lot of things unsaid. On Monday, however, […]

By |December 4th, 2014|Law Changes, National Headlines, President Obama|0 Comments

Drug-Planting Case Against Cops Proceeds

Drug-Planting Case Against Cops Proceeds

 
     California – San Jose      In April, Ross sued the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department, the county and the sheriff, along with several deputies and sergeants, alleging a police car dash cam captured officials plotting to plant drugs after an illegal search of Ross’s home in 2009.     “The Incident Report states […]

By |December 4th, 2014|Drugs, Legal News, National Headlines|0 Comments

34th person murdered by US domestic drug law enforcement

Georgia Homeowner is 34th person murdered by US domestic drug law enforcement operations  in 2014
Another fruitless Drug Raid

A Georgia SWAT team shot and killed an armed homeowner during a September 24 drug raid sparked by the word of a self-confessed meth addict and burglar who had robbed the property the previous day. No drugs were […]

By |October 10th, 2014|Drugs|0 Comments

Supreme Court CLEARS WAY FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN 60% OF STATES

 
 
Supreme Court  CLEARS WAY FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN 60% OF STATES
The Huffington Post reports:
“The Supreme Court on Monday set the United States on a historic civil rights path, paving the way for the majority of Americans to reside in states where same-sex marriage is legal. The court declined to hear appeals from five states that […]

By |October 7th, 2014|Legal News|0 Comments