Daily Archives: October 15, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Government by Lawyers.com   
You Can Create Your Own Homebrew, But Don’t Try to Sell It

Each year, more people take up homebrewing of beer, wine, hard cider and other beverages. Some hobbyists adopt this craft because of the popular “eat and drink local” movement. Some do it because it’s science. Some do it because it’s creative. Even the Obama White House is making and bottling its own home brew.   Homebrewing Is a Popular Hobby According to the American Homebrewers Association, which has more than 30,000 members, one million Americans brew beer at home at …

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Posted 2 years ago in Landmark Court Cases Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
New York Shooting Victim Can Sue Gun Manufacturer

A gunshot victim will be allowed to sue the manufacturer and distributor of the pistol that was used to shoot him, a New York appeals court ruled last week. The decision marks the first time such a lawsuit has been permitted since a 2005 federal law granted broad legal immunities to the firearm industry. Daniel Williams was  a high school basketball star in Buffalo with dreams of going on to play at a Division 1 college. The dream turned to nightmare …

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Posted 2 years ago in Immigration Landmark Court Cases by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court To Decide on Proof of Citizenship for Voting

The Supreme Court today said that it would hear arguments over whether states can require proof of citizenship from residents when they register to vote. However, the hearings and ruling will probably not come until next year and will have no effect on November’s presidential election. The case stems from a 2004 Arizona law that mandated proof of citizenship as a requirement for people wishing to register to vote in the state, among other provisions. Acceptable documents included a driver’s license …

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Posted 2 years ago in Marijuana by Josh Crank  
US Attorneys Turn to Intimidation in a War on Medical Marijuana

This is part one of a three-part series: Part two: Feds and Local Cops Conspire to Put Medical Marijuana Sales Out on the Streets Part three: Trailblazing Medical Marijuana Cooperative Confronts Uncertain Future Four U.S. Attorneys in California have used disinformation and intimidation tactics in an unwanted attack on California’s medical marijuana dispensaries. For the most part, the federal prosecutors have avoided the courts, where their targets would have a chance to be heard in a public hearing. Instead the federal …

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Posted 2 years ago in Gay and Lesbian issues by Aaron Kase  
Gay Boy Scout Kicked Out of Troop After Tolerance Project

The Boy Scouts of America affirmed their policies barring LGBT youth and leaders from the organization by kicking a young man in California out of his troop because he came out as gay. Ryan Andresen looked like a model Scout. The high school senior had been a member of the organization since he was six years old, and had climbed the ranks and earned all the merit badges he needed to reach the level of Eagle Scout, the group’s highest …

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