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[Massachusetts] Marshfield Selectmen back plan to ban smoking pot in public

Marshfield Police Chief Phil Tavares has amended a proposed bylaw that would ban public consumption of marijuana on Marshfield's streets to allow qualified patients to consume the drug only in non-smoking forms, such as edible brownies or chocolates.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Apr 16, 2014 09:40
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Crafty alcohol advertising directed at US adolescents through music and branding

A new study of linkages between adolescents' involvement with music containing alcohol-brand mentions and their alcohol-related behaviors has found strong and independent associations between the two.
Medical Xpress (
added Apr 8, 2014 22:40
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Supreme Court strikes down limits on federal campaign donations

The Supreme Court’s divisive decision Wednesday striking down a Watergate-era limit on campaign contributions was the latest milestone for conservative justices who are disassembling a campaign finance regime they feel violates free-speech rights.
Washington Post
added Apr 2, 2014 23:07
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Political Donation Cap

The 5-to-4 decision, with the court’s more conservative members in the majority, echoed Citizens United, the 2010 decision that struck down limits on independent campaign spending by corporations and unions.
New York Times
added Apr 2, 2014 23:05
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[Massachusetts] Ban proposed on public consumption of marijuana in Marshfield

have introduced a bylaw for annual Town Meeting that would essentially ban the public consumption of marijuana in town out of concern for public safety and secondhand smoke. “I feel that marijuana use will be on the rise, that it’ll be more readily availa
Wicked Local (MA)
added Apr 2, 2014 07:44
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ROOT: Coming Soon from SCOTUS: Campaign Finance and Affirmative Action

prepares to issue big rulings ... If the Supreme Court sides with McCutcheon and strikes down the aggregate contribution ceiling, it will be a resounding defeat for proponents of campaign finance regulation and a massive win for those who believe the Fir
Reason Magazine
added Mar 1, 2014 18:18
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Nina Pillard, Georgetown Law Professor, Confirmed to D.C. Circuit

The Senate confirmed Georgetown University Law Center professor Cornelia "Nina" Pillard to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit early this morning, amid escalating political bickering over a rules change that allowed for the vote.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Dec 14, 2013 13:09
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[District of Columbia] Senate Prepares to Vote on Second D.C. Circuit Nominee

The Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on the confirmation of Georgetown law professor Cornelia "Nina" Pillard for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Dec 11, 2013 14:28
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[District of Columbia] Senate Confirms Patricia Millett to D.C. Circuit

Patricia Millett's confirmation today to a key federal appeals court in Washington marked the start of a new streamlined approach to judicial nominations on Capitol Hill. The move also marked the beginning of a period of change at the court—and at the app
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Dec 10, 2013 12:58
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[District of Columbia] Senate approves Patricia Millett for D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

The Senate voted 56-38 on Tuesday to approve Patricia Millett's nomination to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, generally viewed as the second-most powerful court in the United States after the Supreme Court.
added Dec 10, 2013 12:53
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