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NT Labor leader Delia Lawrie resigns

Opposition Leader opts to step down to confront two potentially serious legal actions.

100 "Scholars" To SCOTUS: Same-Sex Marriage Will Increase Abortion Rate

2 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Over 100 alleged scholars have a filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in which they argue that the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage will lead to an increase in the abortion rate. The brief's author writes for theShow More Summary

Daily Downloads (The Week's Best Free and Legal Music Including Waxahatchee, A 2015 Bonnaroo Compilation Album, and more)

Every day, Daily Downloads offers free and legal music and/or stream. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Alice Boman: Folkadelphia Session EP [mp3] Chastity Belt: "Time to Go Home" [mp3] from Time to Go Home Les Jupes: Some Kind of...


HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: The Ugly Truth About What’s Going Wrong in American Law Schools: With test scores and bar-passage rates falling, academics grope for answers. Hey, I have some ideas!

First Slice 4/19/2015: Former state rep named Atlanta's new sustainability director

Say hello to the city's new sustainability director. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, a former state representative who joined environmental legal firm GreenLaw after leaving the Gold Dome, will start the City Hall gig in mid-May. PoliceShow More Summary

The Bar Exam Is Unfair And Undemocratic

Newsweek: The Bar Exam Is Unfair and Undemocratic, by Allen Mendenhall: The bar exam was designed and continues to operate as a mechanism for excluding the lower classes from participation in the legal services market. Elizabeth Olson of The New York Times reports that the bar exam as a professional...

Quiz: How High is Your Weed IQ?

Take this test to see how well you understand the new world of legal marijuana

Scott Walker Caught Trying To Rob Family-Planning Clinics

It's no deep dark secret that Scott Walker will pander to any special interest group that might support him, including the right to life groups. Hence, Walker will do whatever he can do - whether or not it's legal or ethical - to prevent...Show More Summary

Kim Richards Fired From ‘RHOBH’? Arrest May Cause Bravo To Cut Reality Star From Sixth Season

Kim Richards’ arrest for public intoxication on Thursday may be proving too much for Bravo producers. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star’s recent legal troubles may get her fired. TMZ reports Bravo execs now feel Kim’s substance...Show More Summary

‘The rollercoaster is exhausting': This is what it’s like to live on death row in Tennessee

5 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Thirty-three inmates are volleyed between life and death as the state grapples with lawsuits on the constitutionality of legal injection and the electric chair Donnie Johnson has spent nearly half of his life waiting to die. In 1985, the Memphis camping equipment center staffer was found guilty of...

When Hedge Funds Become Family Offices

For a number of reasons, some hedge funds are returning outside capital and adopting the legal structure of a family office to run their own monies. What is telling is that many of these private investment companies are having some difficulties when they seek to expand the services they provide [...]

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: ‘We Should Legalize Medical Marijuana’

Even Snoop Dogg would be proud of CNN’s programming tonight. Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution debuts at 9pmET and will be immediately followed by the series premiere of High Profits. The third installment of the Weed further...Show More Summary

The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So, Did Daredevil Kill a Hooker or What?

In this feature we examine comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at […]

HBO Targets Torrent Users Over Game of Thrones Leak

HBO has sent thousands of warnings to Internet subscribers whose connections were used to share leaked Game of Thrones episodes. While there are no legal strings attached for the affected subscribers, HBO hopes that some will think twice before downloading future episodes. Show More Summary

5 of the Most Insidious Ways the Elderly Are Preyed Upon

Critics say predatory guardians strip seniors of their possessions by manipulating the legal system. Helen Jones, a Yucaipa, Calif. widow, had worked hard all her life. She was able to sock away $560,000 for her golden years. Jones was nearly deaf and limited by mobility problems, but her mind was as sharp as a steel trap. Show More Summary

Bud and breakfast anyone? Crop of 'cannapreneurs' sees a growth industry

The fast-growing legal cannabis industry is already generating sales in the billions of dollars. But in New York state, where medical marijuana will become available sometime over the next year,... To view the full story, click the title link.

This is what legalized pot looks like in New York

When Jason Pinsky talks about cannabis extracts—the concentrates made from marijuana that can pack a joint's worth of weed into a dab of oil or wax—the Brooklyn businessman sounds like a... To view the full story, click the title li...

Is The U.S. Government Aiming To Legalize Weed So Monsanto Can Unleash GMO Marijuana? [Video]

Since the 90s, Monsanto has been recognized as the company behind genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Only within the turn of the century have people started to see the issues said GMOs bring, particularly through easy access to information via internet. Show More Summary

Campaign Begins in Arizona to Legalize Recreational Pot

Advocates for legalizing marijuana launched a petition campaign in Phoenix on Friday seeking a ballot measure that could make Arizona the fifth U.S. state to allow possession, cultivation and consumption of small amounts of pot for recreational use. Show More Summary

Texas Legislature Passes Open Carry for Handguns

Texas is on the brink of becoming the largest U.S state to legalize citizens to carry handguns openly. Gun-rights activists have been seeking this for a long time now. The Texas House of Representatives have voted 96-35 on Friday, permitting residents with licenses to concealed handguns to be carried openly in public in holsters. Show More Summary

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