Tag Archives: Washington


Posted 2 years ago in gun rights Immigration by Michele Bowman  
Legal Aliens Have Right to Carry Concealed Weapons, Courts Say

A gun rights group is fighting in court to arm legal immigrants, filing lawsuits over the Second Amendment’s application to those who are in the country legally and want to tote weapons. In Nebraska and New Mexico, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) says gun laws that restrict conceal carry permits to U.S. citizens unconstitutionally prohibit legal immigrants from carrying concealed weapons. And judges are agreeing.   One State at a Time  In New Mexico, on Mar. 30, a federal court issued …

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Posted 2 years ago in Internet Law by Michele Bowman  
Cops Can Read Your Text Messages Without a Warrant

An appeals court in Washington State on June 26 upheld the conviction of Jonathan Roden, the client of a drug dealer whose cell phone the police had seized and then used to entice Roden to arrange a meeting to buy more heroin. The detective initiated the text messaging after finding older texts that suggested he was a client. The Court of Appeals of Washington rejected Roden’s argument that the state’s use of his text messages on the dealer’s phone violated …

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Posted 3 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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Posted 3 years ago in by David Baarlaer  
Washington Court Slams Brakes on Traffic Appeals

  Most people’s reaction to a bogus traffic ticket is to fight it in court. In the state of Washington, though, drivers may only get one shot, after that, they may be stuck.  The Washington Court of Appeals won’t take appeals in typical traffic citation cases Washington and similar states may take action to protect revenue streams Know what you can do to beat a ticket in Washington and elsewhere   Court Takes Some of the Fight Out of the Fight Like …

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