Tag Archives: Barack Obama


Posted 1 year ago in Government Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Voting and the Workplace — What You Need To Know

Did you know there was an election coming up Nov. 6, between Whatshisface and Whosit, running against him? Discussion about the presidential contest has dominated the media for months, but one place to be wary about delving into politics is in the workplace. Political speech is free speech, but Susan Schoenfeld, senior legal editor for Business & Legal Resources, explains what employers should be aware of regarding communication with employees and enforcement of policies related to political activity. Speaking of …

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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 Marijuana by Josh Crank  
Live from NORML – Activists Slam Obama for Broken Promises

“I’m not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws on this issue,” said then-Sen. Barack Obama from the campaign trail of 2008. The issue? Medical marijuana. At the 41st annual NORML national conference in Los Angeles, Stephen Gutwillig, Deputy Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, called out President Obama for going back on his word after taking office. “We have every right to be enraged at the Obama administration,” he said. “They knew …

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Posted 2 years ago in Consumer Law by Aaron Kase  
Romney, Obama, Consumer Law & the Supreme Court

Voters can gain some wisdom as to how President Barack Obama’s second term or Mitt Romney’s first could affect consumer law by looking at what type of U.S. Supreme Court justice each would appoint to any upcoming vacancies. Four of the sitting Supreme Court justices are more than 70 years old, and three will be over 80 by the time the next presidential term ends in January 2017. Currently, the court has five justices considered conservative, and four considered liberal. With …

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Posted 2 years ago in Consumer Law by Aaron Kase  
Romney vs. Obama on Consumer Interests

Ah, the presidential campaign — an opportunity for President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney to engage in a high-minded debate about ideas of substance and how to best lead America to a prosperous future. Or, spend all their time telling the public that the other is shockingly unfit for office and a terrible person, to boot. Both the president and his challenger have been maddeningly unspecific on many of their substantive policy proposals and what paths they would …

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