Daily Archives: May 6, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 4 years ago in Marijuana by Josh Crank  
Calif. Supreme Court Upholds Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bans

In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling allowing cities and counties in the state to pass blanket bans prohibiting medical marijuana dispensaries. The decision settles an issue that has spawned numerous lawsuits and several conflicting lower court decisions. Some of those courts, like California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal, previously ruled that local governments could not ban activity that is expressly allowed by state law. But Justice Marvin Baxter wrote on behalf of the …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime by Dan Abrams  
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Probably Won’t Get the Death Penalty

It’s hard to imagine a crime more deserving of the death penalty than placing bombs specifically designed to maim, injure and kill as many civilians (including children) as possible in a crowded public area. Alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property, both resulting in death, and is eligible for the death penalty. No matter what Attorney General Eric Holder thinks about the case, or even about the …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime Traveling by Betsy Kim  
Is Amanda Knox Guilty of Murder? [Poll]

In November 2007, Amanda Knox was a U.S. student studying in Perugia, Italy, when her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, was brutally murdered. Tabloids around the world, with headlines of “Foxy Knoxy” reported on a sensational crime. In 2009, Amanda and her Italian lover, Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted of murder. Prosecutors said Meredith’s neck was sliced open when she refused to participate in racy, sexual games. After four years in an Italian prison, in 2011, Amanda’s and Raffaele’s convictions were overturned. …

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Posted 4 years ago in Government gun rights by Josh Crank  
Ariz. Police Forced to Sell Guns Surrendered at Buyback Events

Local governments in Arizona will soon have to sell firearms surrendered at gun buyback events to licensed gun dealers. A bill signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer prohibits public agencies from destroying the weapons, even if the melted-down guns would be repurposed for another use. The new law undermines what many see as the primary purpose of gun buybacks, which is to take guns out of circulation. But proponents of the law say it’s wasteful for the government to …

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Posted 4 years ago in Child Custody and Support Divorce by Aaron Kase  
NBA Star Steve Nash Tries To Duck Child Support Payments

Basketball star Steve Nash is hoping to get out of paying child support for his three children, claiming that his ex-wife has enough money already and would spoil them with extravagent gifts. Nash currently plays point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. He is best known for being the catalyst of the high-scoring “seven seconds or less” Phoenix Suns offense in the middle of the last decade, when he won two league most valuable player awards. He also spent six years …

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