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Illinois medical marijuana licenses delayed despite application rankings

Medical marijuana licensing in Illinois will undergo a legal review that critics fear will further delay the process of getting the drug to patients. Internal documents suggested that the former administration of Gov. Pat Quinn evaluated...Show More Summary

Sheldon Silver and the Lawyers of New York

3 hours agoNews : News Desk

Sheldon Silver, the longtime speaker of the New York Assembly, was arrested last week and charged with taking more than four million dollars in bribes disguised as legal fees. He has said that he believes he’ll be vindicated. Much of...Show More Summary

Advanced Technology Helps Legally Blind Mother See Baby Boy after Birth

That first moment when you see your child—their face, their tiny fingers and toes, how much hair they have, what color their eyes are—it’s a moment that simply cannot be described. There’s nothing quite like it in the world, and you never forget it. Show More Summary

A Two-Night Conversation on Free Speech

Tonight I'm joined by magazine publisher Larry Flynt, Iranian-American actor and comedian Maz Jobrani, and Peter Eliasberg, the legal director of the ACLU of Southern California, for the first of a two-night conversation on free speech. Show More Summary

A Two-Night Conversation on Free Speech

Tonight I'm joined by magazine publisher Larry Flynt, Iranian-American actor and comedian Maz Jobrani, and Peter Eliasberg, the legal director of the ACLU of Southern California, for the first of a two-night conversation on free speech. Show More Summary

Illinois medical marijuana licenses delayed despite application rankings

Medical marijuana licensing in Illinois will undergo a legal review that critics fear will further delay the process of getting the drug to patients.

Planned Parenthood Celebrates Chicago Abortion “We Killed It!”

Last Thursday, Planned Parenthood of Illinois celebrated 42 years of legalized abortion by holding a Chicago fundraiser. Participants shared their exuberation with “We Killed It!” Illinois Review reported: While in Washington DC earlier in the day at the March for … Continue reading ?

English Law Commission Launches Project to Codify Sentencing Procedure

The Law Commission of England has launched a project to develop a single sentencing statute to bring clarity and coherence to current sentencing practices: "There seems to be near unanimity from legal practitioners, judges and academic lawyers that the law in this area is in urgent need of reform. Show More Summary

Joan Rivers’ Daughter Melissa Sues Clinic Where Comedian Suffered Fatal Brain Damage [Video]

Joan Rivers’ daughter Melissa is taking legal action against the New York clinic where a routine procedure resulted in fatal brain damage. With Joan’s physicians preoccupied in taking cell phone photos rather than monitor her vital signs,...Show More Summary

Gay Alabama lawmaker: I’ll ‘out’ adulterous officials fighting same-sex marriage

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Alabama’s first openly gay legislator has threatened to expose state officials’ illicit affairs after some of them fought back against the legalization of marriage equality in her state, AL.com reported. “Don’t start throwing bricks at my window when yours is already cracked...

Facebook Censors Blasphemous Pages To Comply With Turkey’s Demand, But Won’t Publish It

9 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

When Google and Twitter receive legal threats from countries to censor controversial content or have their services shut down locally, they often publish them on ChillingEffects.org for transparency. But today when Facebook followed Turkey’s legal order to block Pages that defamed the Prophet Muhammad from Turkish users, it kept the demand private. Show More Summary

Report Predicts 18 States Will Legalize Pot by 2020

Whether that pans out depends on Colorado, cash and the federal government

The Feds Are Blunting Legal Marijuana In America

11 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

So long as marijuana remains a Schedule I drug, marijuana businesses will continue to experience difficulties stemming from conflict with federal laws.

She Killed Her Baby in an Illegal Abortion: “It Was the Best Decision I Ever Made”

In the United States, one in four women are victims of domestic abuse, which is why some abortion advocates argue that women need “safe and legal abortion care.” In fact, they believe that abortion is a life-saving option because pregnancy can tether women to violent men. Tragically, a recent example of this argument appeared in […]

Phillip Phillips Files Legal Claim Against American Idol Producer

American IdolSeason 11 winner Phillip Phillips has filed a legal petition against the show's producer, 19 Entertainment, claiming the company has "manipulated" his career in a negative way since he won the competition. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Phillips is seeking to have his contracts... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com American Idol Phillip Phillips

'American Idol' Winner Files Bold Legal Claim to Escape 'Oppressive' Contracts (Exclusive)

Phillip Phillips says he's been "manipulated" and in a move with huge implications, he is seeking to void his recording, management and merchandising deals with 19 Entertainment. read more

Phillip Phillips sues ‘American Idol’ management for ‘oppressive contract’

American Idol winner Phillip Phillips has filed a legal claim against 19 Entertainment seeking to void his recording, management and merchandizing deals. Details: The post Phillip Phillips sues ‘American Idol’ management for ‘oppressive contract’ appeared first on Rickey - Entertainment News, Videos, Recaps, Results.

Judge Dashes Parents’ Dream Of Naming Their Child “Nutella”

Because a child is not a hazelnut chocolate spread, a judge in France has rejected a couple’s attempt to legally name their baby “Nutella,” saying it’s not only a trademarked name, but also would be “contrary to the child’s interest to be wearing a name like that” as it “can only lead to teasing or disparaging thoughts.” [La Voix … [More]

Saks Withdraws Motion to Dismiss Trans Worker's Lawsuit

The company says it will defend itself on the merits of the case, rather than arguing that antitrans discrimination is not a basis for a legal action. read more

Remember When Tom Petty Didn’t Mind Being Unintentionally Plagiarized?

Tom Petty has written many greatest-hits albums full of radio classics. Now, thanks to a legal settlement, he’s earned a co-writing credit on a new one: Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me.” The Sun reported that, thanks to unintentional similarities between Smith and his co-writers’ (James Napier and William Phillips) ballad... More »

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