Daily Archives: May 9, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law by Michele Bowman  
Jodi Arias Faces Death Penalty for Murder of Ex-Boyfriend

Jodi Arias, the California woman accused of brutally murdering her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander in Mesa, Ariz. in 2008, was found guilty of first-degree murder on May 8. The jury will next consider whether to impose the death penalty on Arias, who has publicly insisted she prefers it over life in prison.   Parade of Crazy Arias told three different stories about Alexander’s death – from insisting she was not at his home in Mesa on the day he died, to …

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Posted 4 years ago in Marijuana by Staff Editor   
How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Your System? [infographic]

THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the chemical ingredient in marijuana that gets users high. Although federal and state laws conflict on the legality of pot, including medical marijuana, drug testing in schools and the workplace continues. The www.HomeHealthTesting.com infographic below provides some estimates on the time frames when different types of tests can detect THC. California NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) emphasizes there are no simple guidelines for cannabis detection tests. For NORML’s more comprehensive information on marijuana …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
States Abolishing Death Penalty at Record Pace

The days of putting convicted criminals to death in the United States could be on the wane. Six states have gotten rid of capital punishment in the last six years, while more could be on the way. Most recently, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley last week signed a law abolishing the death penalty in the state, while Delaware’s House of Representatives considered but put aside for now a bill that would do the same after it was passed by the state …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime by Aaron Kase  
Could Casey Anthony Be Tried Again for Murder?

Casey Anthony should have been convicted of murder, her trial judge said this week. Anthony was acquitted in 2011 for the killing of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Caylee’s corpse was found in a trash bag in the woods with duct tape on her head months after she went missing in 2008. After a series of denials including blaming the baby’s disappearance on her nanny, Anthony asserted a defense that Caylee had drowned in a swimming pool, and her dad disposed …

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Posted 4 years ago in Labor and Employment by Josh Crank  
Hostess Brands CEO’s Remarks Hint at Anti-Union Bias

In hindsight, it probably wasn’t helpful for the CEO who recently bought Hostess’ most iconic brands to tell the Wall Street Journal that he did not “expect to be involved in the union going forward.” C. Dean Metropoulos, head of the reborn Hostess Brands LLC, may very well still not expect to have to bargain with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers International Union, whose work stoppage led to the liquidation of Hostess Brands, Inc. last year. But …

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