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Legal Landmark? SCOTUS Tackles Groundwater Dispute Between Mississippi and Tennessee/Memphis

7 minutes agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Be careful what you wish for; it may come true. That's a well-worn saying with which we're all familiar. But it could be true with respect to the case of Mississippi v. Tennessee, which involves the City of Memphis' utility - Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) - and its...

Mark Zuckerberg Defends Facebook’s ‘Real Name’ Policy

14 minutes agoTechnology : Time: Tech

“Real name does not mean your legal name," he wrote during a Q&A

The Pot Plank on the Presidential Platform

The Marijuana Policy Project came out with its report card for 22 presidential candidates and hopefuls and the headline is that no one is sticking their neck out very far when it comes to the legalization of marijuana or the loosening of federal pot laws. Show More Summary

An Austrian student suing Facebook for privacy breaches has had his case rejected by a Vienna court (FB)

VIENNA (Reuters) - An Austrian student's legal battle against Facebook, accusing it of helping the U.S. security service collect personal data, suffered a setback after a Vienna court rejected his case on procedural grounds, both sides said on Wednesday. Show More Summary

The Price Of Control: On-Demand Shipping Service Shyp Converts Its Couriers To Employees

42 minutes agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

On-demand companies used to dance up against a branding dilemma: if they controlled their contractors too much, they were at legal risk. But Shyp and other companies are starting to pay the price of control by switching their workers to expensive employees so they can train them more.

Where the Roads Have No Name

Sooner or later, every road comes to an end—but not in Vermont. In other states, a road that goes unused for a reasonable period of time is legally discontinued; in Vermont, any road that was ever officially entered into a town’s record books remains legally recognized, indefinitely. Show More Summary

SCOTUS Legalizing Marriage Equality Was a Victory for the Mentally Ill, Says North Dakota Legislator

The Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage was a huge win for people who believe in justice and dignity -- otherwise known as the "mentally ill," or more specifically, the "metally ill," according to North Dakota State Rep. Show More Summary

Pastor John Hagee tells God: Punish America for same-sex marriage or ‘apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah’

1 hour agoNews : The Raw Story

Cornerstone Baptist Church founder Pastor John Hagee blasted the U.S. Supreme Court this week for a “naked judicial power grab” over its recent decision legalizing same-sex marriage. In his first comments on the marriage ruling, Hagee warned that the Supreme Court had become a...

Fireworks sales are now legal in Georgia. Here’s what you need to know

Just in time to make your neighborhood Independence Day gathering really take off, fireworks sales are now legal in Georgia. Here's what you need to know about buying, selling, and what you still can't ignite.

Anti-Gay Pastor Rick Scarborough Threatened To Set Himself On Fire Because He Loves The Gays: LISTEN

1 hour agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Pastor Rick Scarborough – that odd fellow who recently said he would set himself on fire if same-sex marriage became legal (but didn’t really mean it) – has said he loves gay people so much he wants to remind them they are going straight… The post Anti-Gay Pastor Rick Scarborough Threatened To Set Himself On Fire Because He Loves The Gays: LISTEN appeared first on Towleroad.

#CBSNBusiness: July 1, 2015

Raised gas taxes, legalized marijuana, Disney's first female CFO and an alarm clock that wakes you up with smell

Top Rank lawsuit claims promoter Al Haymon is plotting boxing monopoly

1 hour agoHealth : Booster Shots

Established boxing promoter Bob Arum and his company Top Rank Inc. on Wednesday announced a legal fistfight to test powerful boxing manager Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions operation.

Marijuana is now legal in Oregon, but you still can't buy it yet

Smoke it if you've got it, Oregonians, because you can't legally buy it — yet On Wednesday, Oregon officially joined the growing list of states where recreational marijuana use is legal See also: Marijuana camp: The ultimate adult summer...Show More Summary

Kangaroos, Nazis, and more: Alabama court staffer begs governor to resist ‘homosexual sodomy’

1 hour agoNews : The Raw Story

A civil rights advocacy group is calling for the resignation of an Alabama lawyer, employed by the state’s Supreme Court, for pleading that state officials reject the legality of same-sex marriage, AL.com reports. Earlier this week, Win Johnson, an attorney for Chief Justice Roy Moore, wrote...

Mass killer Breivik accuses Norway of violating his human rights

OSLO (Reuters) - Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik launched legal action on Wednesday accusing the Norwegian state of violating his human rights by keeping him in strict isolation in prison four years after he massacred 77 people.

Ohio Legislature Strikes Back Against Marijuana Legalization Bid

A campaign to legalize marijuana in Ohio took a step closer to making November’s ballot Tuesday, after its promoters turned in more than twice the required number of signatures. But the measure will face competition at the polls. Ohio legislators also approved their own ballot measure on Tuesday to undermine the pot plan, which lawmakers…

With fireworks finally legal, New York sales go kaboom

For the first time since 1909, New Yorkers can legally light fireworks for the Fourth of July. Not in the five boroughs, though. And there are other caveats. A new state law, signed by Gov. Andrew... To view the full story, click the title link.

UK police seize thousands of Android streamers modded for piracy

As set-top boxes help deliver streaming services like Netflix and Now TV into our homes, they're also giving rise to less-than legal methods of watching films, TV shows and sport. As manufacturers have embraced the open nature of Android,...Show More Summary

Daily Downloads (La Luz, Mikal Cronin, and more)

Every day, Daily Downloads offers free and legal music and/or stream. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Cold Beat: Live on WFMU [mp3] Furnace Creek: Let Me Know album [mp3] La Luz: "Don't Wanna Be Anywhere" [mp3] from Weirdo Shrine...

Here's What Happened Last Night at Portland's Massive Weed Legalization 'Giveaway'

2 hours agoNews : Vice News

At around 9 PM on Tuesday night in Portland, Oregon, a man named Pork Chop leaned out the window of a van driving back and forth across the Burnside Bridge, which runs along one of the city's main thoroughfares, and repeatedly announced via bullhorn his plan to hand out 420 pounds of marijuana for free at midnight. Show More Summary

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