Daily Archives: July 11, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Kate Stafford  
Video: Packing Heat Part 1: Open Carry Prevails in 28 States

  [Also see Part 2 of this video report:  Denver Shootings Highlight Brady Campaign’s Call for Stricter Gun Laws] The United States has a long history of gun ownership, and the right to keep and bear arms is one that is enshrined in the Constitution. The interpretation of this right, however, has grown increasingly contentious, particularly since the shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin earlier this year put so-called “Stand Your Ground” laws under the microscope. In the first part of …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Roy Rivenburg  
Pot Shops Don’t Boost Teen Drug Use, Study Says

In the never-ending battle over medical marijuana, the latest flashpoints include a myth-busting study, a popular singer and legal twists in several states. On the academic front, economists from the University of Colorado at Denver, the University of Oregon and Montana State University issued a report saying medical marijuana dispensaries don’t boost teen pot use. After analyzing data from 1993 to 2009, a time frame in which 13 states decriminalized medicinal weed, the researchers concluded that “legalization of medical marijuana …

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Posted 5 years ago in Creditor/Debtor by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Money & The Law’ Newsletter

Things to Know if Your Paycheck Is Being Garnished Garnishment allows your creditors get a court’s order to seize your wages or property. Creditors will usually try a variety of other efforts before turning to garnishment as a last resort to pay a debt. Find Out More…   Debt Counseling Tips You’re knee deep in debt. You’ve tried budgeting, talking to your creditors and other self-help methods of controlling your debt, and it just hasn’t done any good. Don’t give up! …

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