Daily Archives: October 2, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Marijuana by Josh Crank  
LA City Council Kills Its Own Medical Marijuana Ban

Facing nearly 50,000 signatures in support of a ballot referendum to overturn their medical marijuana dispensary ban, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to overturn it themselves. The city council voted down the ban it enacted in August, affecting dispensaries within city limits. The 11-2 vote was followed by pleas from the council for legislators in the state capital to clarify California’s two medical marijuana statutes. Council President Herb Wesson told NBC before the vote, “So I think we …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Jennifer King  
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Video: 5 Ways to Fight a Red-Light Traffic Ticket Traffic cameras seem to be everywhere, watching for any opportunity to harpoon drivers with expensive tickets. The spy cameras have generated millions of dollars in traffic fines, but the technology is imperfect. This Lawyers.com exclusive video explains some of the ways to challenge these automated traffic cops. Find Out More…   Respected Federal Judge Calls for Legalizing Marijuana Richard A. Posner, a widely respected federal judge, has called for the elimination …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Wal-Mart Sued for Detaining Customer, Ripping up Her Money

A Texas woman is suing Wal-Mart for false imprisonment and emotional distress, claiming the store detained her for two hours over counterfeit money that wasn’t counterfeit. Store employees tore up two $100 bills, Julia Garcia contends, then tried to return them to her when a police officer finally confirmed that they were genuine. Garcia was on a Christmas shopping trip for her children in 2010 when a cashier took her $100 bill, decided it was fake and tore it in …

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Zimmerman Lawyer Speaks at Gun Conference

Taking his client’s much-discussed right to bear arms on the road, George Zimmerman’s defense lawyer was a featured speaker at the 27th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference in Orlando on Sept. 29. Attorney Mark M. O’Mara tried to walk a fine line: He admitted that if he hadn’t been representing the defendant in one of the most talked-about trials in recent memory, he would not have been invited to speak at the conference, according to WFTV. But he also refused to …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Blogger Calls for Murder of Mitt Romney, Arrested

A Philadelphia-area blogger has been arrested after he created Facebook pages calling for the murder of two city officials. Joshua Scott Albert, 26, who intermittently ran a popular and abrasive restaurant gossip blog, surrendered to police last month after he made pages on Facebook in favor of the deaths of the city’s district attorney and head of police union. He was charged with criminal solicitation to commit murder, terroristic threats and harassment. The blogger also created a similar page calling …

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