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Charges dropped against marijuana activist who gave out joints in front of Capitol

“On April 20, an unofficial holiday for marijuana users, Capitol Police arrested eight protesters for handing out marijuana joints on land near the U.S. Capitol under local jurisdiction” reports washingtonpost.com. She wants her marijuana back.] Eidinger’s case highlights the clash between federal marijuana laws and looser local regulations.Adam Eidinger, a marijuana activist in the District who helped spearhead the city’s legalization efforts, faced misdemeanor possession charges for allegedly carrying 78 joints that day.The agency said that even though charges were dropped against Laycock, marijuana is a controlled substance and the…

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Apple & other tech companies ask U.S. Supreme Court to apply 4th Amendment protection to location data

“Apple has joined with Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Verizon and others in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that 4th Amendment protections apply to cellphone location data” reports 9to5mac.com. This would mean that location data could not be accessed without a warrant or court order.Carpenter’s conviction hinged on his cell phone location data, and he lost an appeal at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals last April.The issue is before the Supreme Court as a result of a 2011 conviction … As CNET notes, the court is reviewing a case where…

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Akzo strikes agreement with Elliott after dispute

“Last week, Elliott lost its latest legal challenge to remove Akzo Chairman Antony Burgmans” writes Rory Gallivan for marketwatch.com. The deal follows a monthslong dispute between Elliott and Akzo.Akzo said the agreement would “normalize the relationship” between the company and its shareholders and suspend all litigation for at least three months.Akzo Nobel NV on Wednesday said it has reached an agreement with Elliott Management Corp., following a monthslong standoff during which the activist investor called for changes at the Dutch chemicals company after a failed $27.6 billion bid from PPG…

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Your tax dollars are paying for high-schoolers who demand gender entitlement

“With one of the best LGBTQ lawyers in the country at Lambda Legal spearheading their legal case, the students filed the lawsuit last year following former President Barack Obama’s transgender mandate” writes Nicole Russell for washingtonexaminer.com. A Pennsylvania judge Obama had appointed ruled in favor of these teens’ demands, saying their civil rights had been violated. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Report: Higher premiums if Trump halts ‘Obamacare’ subsidies

“But millions of others buy individual health care policies without any financial assistance from the government and could face prohibitive increases” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. The subsidies are snared in a legal dispute whether the Obama health care law properly approved the payments to insurers.Trump has threatened to cut off the monthly payments, most recently after the collapse of the GOP health care bill. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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LinkedIn loses legal right to protect user data from AI scraping

“HiQ, the data gatherer, has been processing publicly available data from LI and using it to train AI models, until May when LI demanded it stop” writes Tristan Greene for thenextweb.com. Jolt Digest, a Harvard legal site, says his involvement may be due to the case centering on a company scraping only publicly available data: HiQ never sought privately stored information.A Judge today ruled that an analytics company has the right to scrape data from LinkedIn (LI).The question that remains: is it okay to implement technological measures to stop robots…

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Fitch Ratings rates legalization a ‘buy’

“For the United States, cannabis legalization has been one big experiment” writes Https Www Facebook for greenstate.com. First, the firm predicts that state markets for recreational cannabis will “dwarf” the medical cannabis market, citing a larger pool of potential consumers.According to a recent report from international market research firm Fitch Ratings, legalization of recreational cannabis may lead to significant revenue for state governments, a decline in the price of cannabis, and implications for pot’s black market.Following legalization in Colorado, for example, the price of cannabis fell 31 percent, from about…

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Ann Maguire’s family lose legal bid after coroner rules out calling evidence from murdered teacher’s pupils

“The family of teacher Ann Maguire have lost their challenge against a coroner’s decision not to call evidence from pupils who had contact with her schoolboy killer immediately before the murder” writes Asa Bennett for telegraph.co.uk. Mrs Maguire’s husband Don, children and nephews – who were not at London’s High Court for the ruling on Monday – wanted Mr Justice Holroyde to order the decision taken by assistant West Yorkshire coroner Kevin McLoughlin to be reconsidered. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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U.S. pot states try to curb smuggling, fend off administration

“So far, only recreational marijuana has been comprehensively tracked” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Tracking legal weed from the fields and greenhouses where it’s grown to the shops where it’s sold under names like Blueberry Kush and Chernobyl is their so far main protective measure.Kate Brown recently signed into law a requirement that state regulators track from seed to store all marijuana grown for sale in Oregon’s legal market.In California, implementing a “fully operational, legal market” could take years, said state Sen.Now, officials suspect pot grown legally in Oregon…

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Law scholars urge Trump to keep program for young immigrants

“A group of Republican attorneys general has called on the Trump administration to phase out the program” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. The Trump administration has said it still has not decided the program’s fate.ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of legal scholars is urging President Donald Trump to keep a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation and is outlining a legal argument to maintain it.Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and others have threated to amend a district court case to challenge the DACA program…

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