Daily Archives: July 23, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 4 years ago in Marijuana by Josh Crank  
New Hampshire Legalizes Medical Marijuana

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan signed a bill Tuesday legalizing marijuana for approved medical use. New Hampshire became the 19th state to legalize medical marijuana, and the final New England state to do so. The new law, HB 573, provides for as many as four nonprofit dispensaries and allows qualified patients to possess up to two ounces of marijuana. To qualify, patients must have at least one of a limited range of conditions like cancer, Crohn’s disease or multiple sclerosis. …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime Your Family & The Law by Janet Raasch  
Domestic Violence Widespread and Underreported

Domestic violence is much more common than you think. One in four women in the United States will experience domestic violence at some point in her life. Each and every day, three women in the United States are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends. Almost two-thirds of all women killed by men are killed by an intimate partner. Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in an intimate relationship where one partner attempts to gain or maintain power and …

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Artist Flames Protest with Smokey the Bear [Video]

  If you’re of a certain age, you know the image of Smokey the Bear, and the message he delivered: “Only YOU can prevent forest fires!” But Lawyers.com videojournalist Ed Alpern reports when Brooklyn activist and artist, Lopi LaRoe, became involved in protesting hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking) on federal lands, she envisioned Smokey in another way. She created a banner where Smokey said, “Only YOU can prevent faucet fires!” The image spread like wildfire on the Internet. A …

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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
‘Stand Your Ground’ Fails to Deter Crime

This is Part Two of a four-part series on Stand Your Ground Laws. Please see Part One: ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Isn’t Making Anyone Safer [Video] and Part Three: Task Force Examines Racial Bias in Stand Your Ground Laws, Part Four: ‘Stand Your Ground’ Means More Homicides. After George Zimmerman’s acquittal for the second-degree murder of Florida teen Trayvon Martin on July 13, “stand your ground” (SYG) seems to have permanently entered the public lexicon. Although Zimmerman and his lawyers chose to forego …

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Posted 4 years ago in Real Estate by Aaron Kase  
Developers Liable for Flooding of Florida Homes

Developers can be liable for faulty infrastructure that causes water damage to houses, even if that infrastructure isn’t directly attached to the dwellings, the Florida Supreme Court ruled recently. If a company builds roads, retention ponds, drainage systems, pipes or other things that fail to properly contain and disperse water in a way that negatively impacts houses in a subdivision, the homeowners have a cause of action under the “warranty of habitability,” the court said. “Habitability of a home is …

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