Daily Archives: December 17, 2012 - 4 results


Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Government by Aaron Kase  
School Shooting Prompts New Look at Gun Laws

In an unthinkable tragedy, a gunman on Friday killed 26 people in an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., including 20 children, before he took his own life. Adam Lanza, 20, shot his mother to death in her house before heading to the Sandy Hook school with an arsenal of weapons, where he began shooting children and teachers with a Bushmaster AR-15 semiautomatic rifle. Reports say that Lanza had enough ammunition with him to kill every child and adult in the …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Government by Betsy Kim  
Your Opinion on Tightening Gun Laws Now [Poll]

Should there be stricter gun laws in the United States? Since the Sandy Hook school shootings that left 27 people dead, Americans are changing their minds. Give us your opinion in the survey below. President Obama said, “In the coming weeks, I will use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens — from law enforcement to mental health professionals — in an effort to prevent more tragedies like this.” He spoke at a Newtown, Connecticut vigil. The killer …

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Posted 1 year ago in Marijuana by Josh Crank  
Obama Says Targeting Pot Users ‘Would Not Make Sense’

President Barack Obama said he doesn’t intend to crack down on marijuana users in Colorado and Washington, where recreational use is now legal. But marijuana reform advocates are only cautiously optimistic about his statement, because they’ve heard this kind of talk from the president before. “We’ve got bigger fish to fry,” Obama told ABC News’ Barbara Walters on Friday. “It would not make sense for us to see a top priority as going after recreational users in states that have …

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Posted 1 year ago in Gay and Lesbian issues by Aaron Kase  
Cities Act To Protect LGBT Citizens When States Won’t

The city council of Boise, Idaho voted this month to extend anti-discrimination protections for sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, employment and public accommodations to its residents, the second city to legislate anti-bias measures in the staunchly conservative state. In the absence of state or federal protections, cities like Boise are filling in the blanks across the nation to stand up for the LGBT community. The hole is obvious: Federal civil rights laws protect citizens against discrimination based on …

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