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Posted 1 year ago in Marijuana Traveling by Aaron Kase  
TSA Might Allow You to Board Plane with Your Marijuana

The mile high club may soon take on a new meaning as states continue to liberalize their marijuana laws. Although it’s a try-it-at-your-own-risk scenario, airplane passengers in certain situations are being permitted to carry marijuana on board, even if TSA agents sniff out the drugs. It’s never technically altogether legal to fly on commercial airlines with weed because the airports all fall under federal jurisdiction, and marijuana is still illegal under federal law. However, TSA policy and anecdotal reports suggest …

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Posted 1 year ago in Podcasts Your Home & The Law by Larry Bodine  
How to Protect Yourself in Apartment Swaps [KGO Radio]

(iStockphoto/Thinkstock)   Swapping apartments is a great way to cut down on a travel bill or make some extra money. Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine spoke to San Francisco’s KGO (810 AM) all news radio host Michael Finney on the legal paperwork you need for your vacation apartment swap. Larry points out in San Francisco any short-term rental for less than 32 days is illegal where people could be fined or evicted. But this trend, also called “peer to peer rentals” is growing worldwide. Larry …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime by Aaron Kase  
Amanda Knox Sex Game Theory Back in Play, Court Rules

An appellate court in Florence should reconsider the possibility that Amanda Knox killed Meredith Kercher during a sex game, the Italian Supreme Court stated. The murder may have been the result of ” a group erotic game that blew up and got out of control,” the court said in a 74-page ruling released on Tuesday, explaining its March decision that Knox be retried. Prosecutors had brought up the sex game theory during her original trial, but then dropped it. Knox …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Current Events by Betsy Kim  
Lawyers.com Amanda Knox Poll Shows Mixed Opinions

Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, are now taking their cases to the U.S. court of public opinion — with book and media tours. An Italian court in 2009 convicted them of murdering Amanda’s roommate, British exchange student, Meredith Kercher. Rudy Guede, a man with a criminal record, was also convicted of the murder. In 2011, an appellate court threw out Amanda’s and Raffaele’s convictions for lack of evidence. But in March 2013, Italy’s highest court demanded a …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Current Events Editors Picks by Larry Bodine  
Amanda Knox Acquits Herself Well in New Book

Was Amanda Knox naïve before she was arrested for murder in Italy? Yes. Was her behavior often flaky, clueless and inappropriate for her situation? Yes. Was her youthful attractiveness a liability with the media and at trial? Maybe. Was she a killer who stabbed her roommate? No way. In her new memoir, “Waiting to Be Heard,” Amanda Knox of Seattle, Wash., describes the nightmare of her 43 hours of interrogation over three days, an 11-month trial and four years in …

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