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Clearing the Haze: Rohrabacher Amendment Does Not Change Federal Policy Regarding Medical Marijuana

Notwithstanding current news reporting to the contrary, the medical marijuana industry should not rely on the Rohrabacher amendment to preclude enforcement of federal drug laws. Before those in the medical marijuana industry...more

How a Conflict of State and Local Laws Can Muddy Open Carry Laws

A Texas Federal Appeals Attorney Discusses Texas’s Open Carry Law - Texas is one of a few states that has an “open carry” law, at least as it relates to long guns or rifles. This means that in some circumstances it may be...more

California Supreme Court Declines Review of Cases Invalidating Local Bans on Sex Offenders

Supreme Court Leaves Intact Court of Appeal Cases Holding That State Law Preempts Some Local Sex Offender Ordinances - Local laws regulating where sex offenders may go are likely now invalid following the California...more

CWP 4964/2013 - Punjab Haryana High Court Suo-Moto Litigation

Representation for filing an appeal to the Supreme Court

Representation by Hemant Goswami to Chandigarh Administration to file an appeal to the Supreme Court of India ----------------------------------------------------- The issue in brief: Asserting that law does not bestow...more

INTERPOL and Religion

INTERPOL is dedicated to providing global cooperation between the law enforcement agencies for all of its member countries. Obviously, the primary goal of an organization such as INTERPOL is enforcement of the laws of its...more

County May Regulate Cultivation of Medical Marijuana

A rural county passed an ordinance to regulate the cultivation of medical marijuana. A group of individuals who are “qualified patients” challenged the constitutionality of the ordinance. The court of appeal held that the...more

NCAA, et. al. v. Christopher J. Christie, et. al. (New Jersey Sportsbetting / PASPA Litigation)

Order: Denying New Jersey MTD and MSJ re NCAA, NFL, NBA, et. al. Legal Standing

Order: [Denying New Jersey MTD and MSJ re NCAA, NFL, NBA, et. al. Legal Standing] --- "This matter comes before the Court upon Plaintiffs’ “Motion for Summary Judgment and, If Necessary to Preserve the Status Quo, a...more

NCAA, et. al. v. Christopher J. Christie, et. al. (New Jersey Sportsbetting / PASPA Litigation)

Memorandum Opinion by Judge Shipp (21 Dec 2012): Ruling in favor of NCAA and Professional Sports Leagues' Legal Standing to sue...

MEMORANDUM OPINION (Shipp, District Judge) re Plaintiff Legal Standing -- Denying Defendant New Jersey's Motion to Dismiss and Motion for Summary Judgement: --- "This matter comes before the Court upon several motions...more

Supreme Court Bars Arizona, Other States From Criminalizing Alien Employment

The key takeaway for employers from the Supreme Court's ruling yesterday on Arizona's controversial Senate Bill (SB) 1070 law is that states cannot make criminals out of those in their jurisdiction who work or seek employment...more

Ariz. Immigration Ruling May Save Cos. From State Law Hassles

Originally published in Law360, New York (June 25, 2012, 8:49 PM ET) The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that several portions of Arizona's controversial immigration law were preempted by federal law will likely stanch the...more

United States of America v. Jason Wayne Pleau, Lincoln D. Chafee, Intervenor

Stephen Hopkins Center for Civil Rights Amicus Brief

In this action the U.S. Attorney has asserted jurisdiction over a defendant in Rhode Island custody charged with a murder, first via request under the Interstate Agreement on Detainers (“IAD”), 18 USC App. § 2, and then by...more

Alabama Reciprocal Gun Law Chart

Alabama Reciprocal Gun Law Chart is a list of all states that the Alabama Attorney General has entered into a reciprocal agreement with. REMEMBER--YOU ARE REQUIRED TO KNOW AND FOLLOW THE GUN LAWS OF THE STATE THAT YOU ARE...more

Corporatize Corruption

Corporatize Corruption: Its a win win situation for all concerned, our government stands to gain by way of taxes from the government officials which opens up the largest segment for earning tax, the officials stand to gain by...more

9th Circuit to D.C. Circuit: We’ll see you in [The Supreme] Court!

Yesterday, the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit cleared the way for the extortion case against Former Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.) to proceed to trial. In the process, they flatly disagreed with a 2007 Ruling by the Court...more

Supreme Court May Examine GPS Surveillance Issue

Last October, we reported on a unanimous ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, holding that prosecutors must obtain a warrant before attaching a GPS device to a criminal suspect’s car. The court found...more

Bond v. USA

Brief of Amici Curiae Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence and The CATO Institute In Support of Petitioner

Carol Anne Bond learned that her best friend was having an affair with her husband, so she spread toxic chemicals on the woman's car and mailbox. Postal inspectors discovered this plot after they caught Bond on film stealing...more

David Chen: Vigilante or Neighbourhood Hero?

David Chen, a neighbourhood grocer, was arrested by the Toronto Police for numerous criminal after he performed a citizen's arrest on career criminal Anthony Bennett. Now his lawyer Peter Lindsay are potentially going to...more

Graham v. Florida & Sullivan v. Florida

Brief for Solidarity Center for Law and Justice, et al., as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent

These two cases involve an Eighth Amendment challenge to juvenile sentences of life without parole. Taking no position on the constitutionality (or wisdom) of this type of sentence, Cato joined the Solidarity Center for Law...more

Treaties, Execution and Originalism in Medellin v. Texas

Case comment published in Volume 32, Issue 2 of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy - Medellin v. Texas, 128 S.Ct. 1346 (2008)...more

Memorandum: Interstate Compact for Supervision of Adult Offenders

Review of the 1999 Model Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision as proposed and circulated by the National Institute of Corrections for adoption by the states; including the nature of interstate compacts and their...more

Os fundamentos da reparação de danos pela indevida restrição da liberdade pessoal pelo Estado

A liberdade pessoal (ou individual) sempre foi um dos atributos mais importantes do Homem. Toda a formação da Ciência do Direito sempre teve como uma de suas bases a proteção da liberdade...more

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