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Mixed messages from US District Judge hearing legal challenge to federal marijuana prohibition

In this post earlier this week, I noted today's scheduled hearing in federal court concerning a lawsuit challenging marijuana's placement on Schedule 1 under the Controlled Substances Act and asked "Could a high-profile lawsuit help end federal marijuana prohibition?". This … Continue reading

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Judge Orders Release of Immigrant Rights Activist Ravi Ragbir

On January 26, Manhattan judge Katherine Forrest ordered the release of immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir. Ragbir, the executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, was arrested on January 11 and set to be deported soon … Continue reading

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Judge Appears Sympathetic to Emoluments Lawsuit Against President Trump

Last December, several plaintiffs unsuccessfully attempted to sue President Trump over the bond between his presidency and his financial empire. Federal district judge, George Daniels, dismissed the claims that President Trump is violating the Emoluments Clause. Daniels determined the plaintiffs’ … Continue reading

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Judge Koh sets aside sanctions order against Apple in FTC v. Qualcomm antitrust case

This is a quick follow-up to last week's post on an amicus curiae brief by Lawyers for Civil Justice:Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has granted an Apple motion for relief … Continue reading

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BAIL HEARINGS IN FELONY STRANGULATION CASES – SEVEN MEDICAL-PHYSIOLOGICAL FACTS EVERY JUDGE AND ATTORNEY SHOULD KNOW

I write this post out of a sense of urgent concern. I recently observed an absolutely dismal bail hearing in a FELONY strangulation case presided over by a clueless judge and an uninformed prosecutor. (I will not mention the name … Continue reading

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