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Selling Drugs to Sex Workers Could Result in Human Trafficking Charges Under PROTECT Act

Selling Drugs to Sex Workers Could Result in Human Trafficking Charges Under PROTECT Act

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The United States government has attempted to tackle the issue of human trafficking for decades. Unfortunately, Ohio is all too familiar with the problem of human trafficking. The state was ranked fourth nationally for number of cases of hu...
Senator McConnell May Consider Red Flag Laws for Gun Reform

Senator McConnell May Consider Red Flag Laws for Gun Reform

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Despite frequent mass shooting within the last five years, the United States Congress has had little to no progress in passing gun reform laws. However, this fact may change soon after a recent announcement by Senate Majority Leader Mitch M...
Supreme Court Challenges Adult Crimes Based on Juvenile Actions

Supreme Court Challenges Adult Crimes Based on Juvenile Actions

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 In the past, those who had their guilt adjudicated for a sexual crime as an adult could still be required to register as a sex offender. However, the constitutionality of adult offenses based on juvenile actions may be challenged in O...
Legal Hemp Causes Harris and Montgomery County to Prosecute Marijuana in Vastly Different Approaches

Legal Hemp Causes Harris and Montgomery County to Prosecute Marijuana in Vastly Different Approaches

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Hemp is a strain of the cannabis plant that has been grown and used for its fiber since before human civilization existed. The plant’s strong fiber can be used to create paper, textiles, clothes, food, and fuel among other things but ...
Tarrant County Marijuana Prosecutions by the Numbers

Tarrant County Marijuana Prosecutions by the Numbers

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Dallas County District Attorney, John Creuzot, joined the D.A.s of Houston’s Harris County, San Antonio’s Bexar County, and Austin’s Travis County in  decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana. Dallas county wil...
The Maleah Davis Criminal Case

The Maleah Davis Criminal Case

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The remains found in Arkansas just east of the Texas border have been confirmed to be that of 4 year old Maleah Davis, who had been reported missing in Houston since May 4th. The nation had been gripped by her disappearance and th...
Family Drug Courts A New Weapon in the War on Drugs

Family Drug Courts A New Weapon in the War on Drugs

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For decades the war on drugs focused on arresting and punishing drug pushers and drug addicts alike. This often meant that children of drug addicts would be thrown into the tumult of being removed from their homes and placed in foster care ...
Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act Passes

Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act Passes

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new law that will allow for reduced sentences for victims of domestic violence who committed a crime while defending themselves from their abusers. The Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act will giv...
Blue Collar Farmer Pleads Guilty to Massive White Collar Crime

Blue Collar Farmer Pleads Guilty to Massive White Collar Crime

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Federal prosecutors in Iowa have received a guilty plea from a Missouri farmer who was part of a massive fraudulent grain scheme. John Burton, of Clarksdale, Missouri, was charged with federal conspiracy to commit wire fraud after he agreed...
Why O-1 Visas are Now Harder to Get

Why O-1 Visas are Now Harder to Get

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The Trump administration has stressed that H-1B visas should only be used to bring the most talented and brightest foreign workers to the United States. As this is now the policy of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (US...
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