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Washington judge upholds small city's pot shop ban

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment in legal pot.

California Legislature Passes Bill to Protect Temp Workers

3 hours agoNews : Truthdig

By Michael Grabell, ProPublica The California legislature has passed a bill that would hold companies legally responsible if the temp agencies and subcontractors they hire cheat workers out of their wages or put them in harm’s way.

Rob Maness Files Last-Minute Request for Legal Challenges to Mary Landrieu Candidacy

Just hours before Friday's 4:30 pm deadline, Republican candidate Rob Maness filed complaints with four Louisiana parish District Attorneys asking them to file legal challenges in state court to Senator Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) candidacy in the November general election. Show More Summary

Record BofA Settlement Includes $30 Million Legal Aid Windfall

The $16.65 billion Bank of America deal announced last week contains a boon for a program that provides civil legal aid to the poor through interest from lawyer trust accounts.

Harsh Toke? Attorney General Wins Fight to Let WA Cities Ban Pot Stores

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Image courtesy Attorney General's Office Attorney General Bob Ferguson gets his day in court (of course, he gets a lot of days in court). A small city in Washington State is legally justified in banning pot stores, even though pot stores are legally allowed under state law, according to a Pierce County judge's decision this afternoon. Show More Summary

Aldon Smith’s case rockets through the NFL legal system

For Browns receiver Josh Gordon, the wheels of NFL justice moved sssslowly.  He became aware of the one-year suspension in early May, at the latest.  His appeal hearing ended on August 4.  He learned his fate on August 27. For 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith, things moved much more quickly.  He was sentenced on multiple weapons…

Why United Therapeutics Corporation Stock Skyrocketed

United Therapeutics stock is among today's top gainers after it announces a favorable legal ruling regarding its best-selling drug, Remodulin.

Colorado’s Legal Weed Shows Up In Over 40 States

7 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The rapid spread of Colorado weed to other states has created a new black market that has caused headaches for law enforcement.

32 Women Have Died From Legal Abortions at Hospitals in India Since 2008

The Hindu has written that the city of New Delhi, India is reporting that 32 women have died since 2008 from abortions performed at government hospitals. These are only registered deaths, however. The information comes from a Right to Information (RTI) reply, which not only confirms the deaths, but that over 50 abortions are carried […]

Friday Round-Up: Judge rules on Facebook likes, Pinterest shares news

It’s time for my weekly round-up of all the news that was too small or too late to print. Does a Company Own Its Facebook Likes? Turns out the answer is no. Bloomberg Business Week published a story this week about a legal battle between a TV network and a fan page. Stacey Mattocks started […]

49ers LB Aldon Smith suspended nine games by NFL

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues. A statement Friday from the league said Smith had violated the NFL’s substance abuse and personal conduct policies.

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith suspended by NFL

8 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues.

EU Regularization Programmes: An Effective Tool to Manage ‘Irregular Migration’?

While other tools such as visa policy, border controls, prevention of illegal employment and removal of unauthorized migrants have frequently been examined, the legalization of irregular immigrants through regularization programmes has received less attention.

Badgers’ expectations dashed

R (o.t.a. Badger Trust) v. SoS for Environment and Rural Affairs, Kenneth Parker J, 29 August 2014 read judgement This blog has covered the various twists and turns, both scientific and legal, of Defra’s attempts to reduce bovine TB by culling badgers: see the list at the foot of this post. A pilot cull in […]

#DearFindLaw: Legal Writing is a Freaking Nightmare

Everyone goes into law school worried about class: cold-calling, reading for class, case briefing, supplements, any prep possible to avoid being embarrassed in front of 120 classmates. But do you know what law school is really about, besides Socratic mental torture? Writing. Legal writing class, clinical work, and well-written......

Madoff Trustee Looks To Recover More for Victims Following Legal Rulings

The official who is winding down Bernard Madoff's investment firm wants another opportunity to sue defendants that benefited from Mr. Madoff's Ponzi scheme after two major district court rulings "substantially altered the legal landscape."

7 Adventures I Had As The World’s Biggest Pot Smuggler

Nowadays, America grows her own weed, and The Man eases up more and more on the pot industry every year. Last week we got the lowdown on the strange and sometimes dangerous world of legal marijuana in 2014, but if you want to know how we got here, you need to talk to somebody from [...]

Reese Witherspoon Does 'Legally Blonde' Throwback In Sweet Video For A Kid With Cancer

Reese Witherspoon broke out her pink wardrobe this week to let a young fan know he's on her mind. The "Legally Blonde" star took to social media on Wednesday to throw support behind one of her biggest fans. Dressed in character as law...Show More Summary

ICM Partners Trying To Head Off Interns’ Class Action Lawsuit

EXCLUSIVE: Hollywood agencies won't have the legal spotlight shining on one of their dirty not-so-secret practices if ICM Partners has anything to do with it. The agency is moving fast to squash a potential intern class action suit,Show More Summary

Gay Chicago Couple Kicked Out Of Taxi For Kissing Files New Lawsuit: VIDEO

9 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Last June, Chicago couple Steven White and Matt McCrea were kicked out of a taxi for sharing a closed-mouth second-long kiss. In October, Lambda Legal stepped in to file a complaint on behalf of the couple with the Illinois Department...

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