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[District of Columbia] INADMISSIBLE: D.C. Circuit Nominee Blocked from Bench

President Obama's three nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit appear to be in trouble, and they may need Democrats to employ the "nuclear option" to ever make it to the bench.
added Nov 5, 2013 14:54

[District of Columbia] Senate Blocks Patricia Millett's Nomination to D.C. Circuit

blocked the nomination of Patricia Millett for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, throwing doubt on the ability of President Obama to fill three vacancies on the key court.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Nov 1, 2013 13:15

[Colorado] SULLUM: Under Denver Proposal, Pot Smokers Could Go To Jail For Consuming A Legal Product On Their Own Property

The upshot could be that people are free to consume marijuana in businesses catering to pot smokers but not on their own porches, patios, and balconies.
added Oct 15, 2013 01:42

[Ohio] Kessler appointed to Regents

Columbus lawyer Elizabeth P. Kessler of Jones Day has been appointed to the Ohio Board of Regents, which oversees the state's public higher-education system.
Columbus (OH) Dispatch
added Aug 8, 2013 21:33

[Washington] AUDIO: Seattle pot smokers may face future fines for toking in public

"Remember that I-502 proposes regulating marijuana similar to the way we regulate alcohol. You can't drink a beer going down the street and you shouldn't be able to smoke a joint," Holmes told KIRO Radio's Ross & Burbank. He's proposed a city ordinance (KIRO, KTTH, Seattle, WA)
added Jul 28, 2013 19:45

[Washington] VIDEO: Seattle city attorney wants to outlaw public pot smoking

Currently, if someone smokes marijuana on the street police may only issue warnings, but Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes wants to change that.
King5 TV (Seattle, WA)
added Jul 28, 2013 19:40

[Australia, UK] ARCHIVE: Lynton Crosby is the wizard of Oz

it's the grin of a winner. This is the man the Brits have dubbed "The Wizard of Oz", a "supreme master of the dark arts" who worked on four successive election victories for John Howard in Australia before transferring his "evil genius" to the UK in 2005
The Australian (au)
added Jul 16, 2013 03:26

[Massachusetts] Officials: Municipalities Should Have Power to Ban Smoking Medical Marijuana in Public

State Rep. Cleon Turner says the legislature should have had control of the rules in regards to the passage of the pot laws.
Boston Magazine
added Jun 18, 2013 13:27

Lawyers plot gambling addiction suits as casinos go online

States and casinos racing to legalize online gaming may find some unwelcome visitors on their websites: product liability lawyers. ... Harshbarger, a former Massachusetts attorney general who led states' efforts against Big Tobacco, said he could not att
added May 2, 2013 17:21

[New York, Washington] AUDIO: The Brian Lehrer Show: Legal Weed: Who Smokes?

Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, marijuana legalization consultant for Washington state, and co-author of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs To Know, kicks off a May series on marijuana with a look a
WNYC Radio
added May 2, 2013 11:54
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