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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 ...
Woman Sues UCLA for Sexual Assault at Hands of Staff OBGYN

Woman Sues UCLA for Sexual Assault at Hands of Staff OBGYN

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The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)  is the latest institution to have to defend itself after it allegedly allowed medical patients to be sexually assaulted on campus, not by other students, but by a UCLA OBGYN. Dr. James ...
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 ...
Jeff Bezos Uncontested Divorce

Jeff Bezos Uncontested Divorce

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It does not need to be said that divorces are messy, especially if there is a lot of money at stake. Yet somehow the biggest divorce of all time ended quickly and seemingly amicably. Early this year Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, split ...
Attorneys Battle it Out For the Most Wins

Attorneys Battle it Out For the Most Wins

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In television and film, lawyers are perpetually portrayed as unethical liars. Every state bar is conscious of that unsavory perception and ethical rules are designed in large part to combat that view. State bar ethical rules regarding attor...
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...
Julian Assange is no Journalist. Does it Matter

Julian Assange is no Journalist. Does it Matter

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Sweden has reopened the rape investigation against Julian Assange who was recently sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for skipping bail in England. The Wikileaks founder was removed from the Ecuadorian embassy on April 11, where he had been st...
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