Daily Archives: September 7, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Staff Editor   
Respected Federal Judge Calls for Legalizing Marijuana

Richard A. Posner, a widely respected federal judge, called for the elimination of criminal laws against marijuana in a September 6  lecture at Elmhurst College in Illinois. Judge Posner, a member of the influential United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, is an intellectual giant who is the most-cited judge in America. His call for legalization is significant because Posner is considered a legal conservative. “I don’t think we should have a fraction of the drug …

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Posted 5 years ago in Immigration by John McCarthy  
Hidden Legal Traps in Deferred Action for Some Young Immigrants

  Tens of thousands of young undocumented immigrants have rushed to apply under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for a work permit and a guarantee against being deported. But immigration lawyers warn there are unexpected legal consequences for many people, and they advise applicants to take their time and file carefully, not quickly.  DACA is based on an executive order signed by President Obama in June, allowing foreign nationals who arrived in the U.S. as children, and who are …

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Posted 5 years ago in Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Flesh-Eating Disease Leads to $7.8 Million Verdict Against Hospital

Parents of a 12-year-old boy who suffered brain damage from a flesh-eating bacteria won a $7.8 million jury award against a hospital. Jonathan Reynolds was taken to Dyersburg Regional Medical Center in 2004 after he cut his knee when he fell on an exposed nail head while playing laser tag at an amusement park. Doctors discharged the boy the same day, but two days later he returned complaining of excruciating pain, redness and swelling moving up his leg. It wasn’t until …

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