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What are the Colorado Marijuana Laws and DUI Penalties?

In 2012, Colorado successfully passed a popular initiative to amend the Constitution of the State of Colorado, outlining a statewide drug policy for cannabis. How do the Colorado marijuana laws effect DUIs, and what are the penalties for being…
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A Right Without a Remedy: The New Mexico Correctional Facility Tragedy

What is “qualified immunity”? Among many definitions, its most timely must be: the law which could provide legal protection for twenty-three New Mexico State prison workers accused of repeated abuse against six of their female colleagues.…
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Damaged in Shipment: The Bankable Business of Human Smuggling

The Manus Regional Processing Center at Lombrum Naval Base, an offshore detention complex formerly administered by private contractors, housed more than 600 asylum-seekers. Last Thursday--November 2nd, 2017--the camp was shut down. With its…
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What is the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program?

Under the motto e pluribus unum (from many, one), U.S. presidents frequently remind Americans that they share the immigrant experience of starting fresh in the land of opportunity. Yet, as migration demographic concentrations faced noticeable…
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Court Ruling Divides Union Workers in Iowa Collective Bargaining Case

Scrutiny of Iowa’s revamped collective bargaining laws were rejected in a recent hearing where a Polk County judge upheld the laws’ constitutionality. The laws’ greatest protesters included the 40,000 union members representing Iowan…
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Illinois Strikes Time Limits to Criminally Prosecute Sexual Abuse of Minors

In August 2017, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into the law SB 189, an amendment to the criminal code regarding sexual abuse of minors. The new law allows for prosecution of sexual abuse of children at any time, basically completely eradicating…
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What are Consumer Protection Laws?

Consumer protection laws are federal and state statutes that regulate seller and lender practices concerning consumer goods. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are federal agencies that handle product…
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What Traffic Law Violations Cause Wrecks?

Vehicle safety regulations exist largely to minimize the number of auto accidents and improve the efficiency at which traffic moves. Disobeying a traffic law can often put other vehicle occupants and pedestrians at risk for injury in a traffic…
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Is Florida Deporting Undocumented Immigrants Who File Workers Comp?

Generally, all injured workers whose employer has workers' compensation or is required by the state to have workers' comp insurance have the right to file a claim after being hurt on the job. All states allow this, as the states know that whether…
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Illinois Revamps Child Support Calculations

New child support calculations will be implemented on July 1, 2017. Prior to this overhaul of the calculations, child support was generally determined based upon the payor's income and number of children. For example, a person who was obligated…