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Virginia House approves marijuana decriminalization bill, Senate expected to pass its own version

February 11, 2020

Via: Jurist

A bill drastically reducing penalties for simple possession of marijuana passed the Virginia House of Delegates on Monday by a 64-34 vote with bipartisan support. The bill, which has the support of Governor Ralph Northam, would scrap criminal charges for […]


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Pennsylvania files suit against e-cigarette manufacturer JUUL

February 11, 2020

Via: Jurist

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed suit on Monday against e-cigarette manufacturer JUUL Labs for risking the health of Pennsylvanians’ and deceiving consumers. The lawsuit states that Pennsylvania’s youth face a significant public health crisis with the epidemic in nicotine […]


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New York to sue DHS over resident exclusion from Trusted Travelers Programs

February 10, 2020

Via: Jurist

New York Attorney General Letitia James on Friday announced the state’s plans to sue the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in response to the new policy blocking New York residents from enrolling in the Trusted Travelers Programs. In her […]


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New Mexico Senate approves bill to remove firearms from dangerous persons

February 10, 2020

Via: Jurist

The New Mexico Senate on Friday approved the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act, which would allow firearms to be temporarily seized from dangerous persons, by a vote of 22-20. Under the legislation, law enforcement officers would be able to petition […]


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US House approves bill to make it easier for workers to unionize

February 7, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US House of Representatives approved a bill on Thursday that protects the right of workers to unionize. The bill, known as The Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act), was passed by a 224-193 vote. The final vote […]


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Trump administration bars New Yorkers from Trusted Travel programs over ‘sanctuary’ immigration law

February 7, 2020

Via: Jurist

Chad Wolf, the Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), sent a letter to New York’s motor vehicle commissioners on Wednesday informing them that New York citizens would no longer be allowed to sign up for the “Trusted […]


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Federal appeals court hears arguments on charging public for access to court documents

February 6, 2020

Via: Jurist

A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Monday indicated support for a class action lawsuit filed by nonprofit organizations alleging that the federal judiciary overcharges the public for access to court documents through […]


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Federal judge orders release of grand jury materials in Pentagon Papers case

February 6, 2020

Via: Jurist

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled Tuesday that some grand jury materials from the 1971 Pentagon Papers case must be released. The decision comes from the denial of a Freedom of Information Act […]


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Virginia Senate approves bill to prevent surrogates from being forced to abort multiples

February 5, 2020

Via: Jurist

The Virginia Senate unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that would prevent surrogates from either being required to or prohibited from aborting multiples in their surrogacy contracts. The bill passed through the House of Delegates in January, and the Virginia Senate […]


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Federal appeals court holds states have no sovereign immunity under Voting Rights Act

February 5, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed on Monday that Congress abrogated state sovereign immunity in the Voting Rights Act (VRA). The original complaint filed by the Alabama NAACP alleged that Alabama’s “at-large election method[s] for the […]