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Access to Abortion Services Blocked or Limited by State Laws

A federal judge has indefinitely extended his injunction of a new Mississippi law that requires abortion clinic physicians to be board-certified OB-GYNs and to have patient-admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The law was scheduled to go into effect on July 1, and would have closed the state’s only abortion clinic, but U.S. District Court Judge Daniel P. Jordan III blocked it while he considered its constitutionality. The controversial Mississippi law is just one of the latest measures in an ongoing …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Oaksterdam Raid Last Gasp in Federal Pot Prohibition?

Last week, federal agents raided Oaksterdam University in Oakland, a school for growing and selling marijuana that prepares students to enter the lucrative California medical pot trade. Part of a larger crackdown on large-scale drug facilities, the raid illustrates the tensions that exist between states pushing legalization of pot for medical uses and beyond while the federal government clings to a prohibition model. Federal law supercedes state law, when the feds choose to enforce it Pot arrests clog criminal justice …

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