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Marijuana Laws by State

Arkady Bukh | Posted 04.25.2015 | Crime
Arkady Bukh

Marijuana has been an illegal drug for less than 1/10th of one percent of the total time it has been used by humans. The pendulum - and common sense - appear to be swinging in the other direction after decades of idiocy. But who knows precisely what will happen if a cop pulls you over and busts you for possession.

Calling All Lawyers: Did Verizon New Jersey Commit Fiber Optic Fraud?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.16.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Fact: By 2010, 100% of the state-based Public Switched Telephone Network, controlled by Verizon New Jersey should have been upgraded with a fiber opti...

State vs. Federal Law: Who Really Holds the Trump Card?

Lesley Daunt | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Lesley Daunt

If a state law gives people more rights than a federal law, the state law is legally supposed to prevail. This means state law will always supersede federal law when the person in question stands to gain more from the state law, right? Wrong.

Friday Talking Points -- A Weed Screed

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The subject under the microscope today is marijuana, and (in particular) the federal government's views and actions towards this issue.

CA Supreme Court Upholds LA Law Protecting Grocery Workers | Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times | Posted 09.18.2011 | Los Angeles

Reporting from San Francisco— Laws passed by California cities to protect labor when businesses change hands received a boost Monday from the Califo...

States Mull Bets On Online Gambling

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Cash-starved states may roll the dice on online gambling. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Thursday vetoed a bill that would have made New Jer...

Scavenging for Organs: Why the Donor Famine Justifies A Radical Harvest

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

18 Americans die every day while waiting for an organ transplant, yet the American political establishment has been unwilling to champion non-traditional methods of expanding the organ supply.

Bobby Jindal Is a Phony as Well as a Lousy Speaker

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

Jindal would rather cheat the poorest unemployed workers in his state of an extra few dollars than cause its businessmen, his bigtime buddies, to pay a little extra in unemployment taxes.