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R.I.P. Delta-8 THC


Delta-8 THC had a good run. People made money, customers were happy, and it all seemed legal to boot. Like all good things in life, states and the DEA are doing everything in their power to ensure that delta-8’s run comes to an end. Let’s talk about why.

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US Supreme Court reform commission holds first meeting


US President Joe Biden’s 36-member commission to study US Supreme Court reforms met for the first time on Wednesday, following increased public pressure to add new court seats in response to the current court’s decision to take on a case that could upend Roe v.

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Resentencing Laws Gain Momentum in 25 States

The Crime Report

More lawmakers and prosecutors across the U.S. are listening to advocates’ calls to consider resentencing laws in an attempt to decrease mass incarceration and address the over-imprisonment of people of color.

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Student Advocates Team and others Falsely Promised Services – Now Banned

Diane Drain

Operators of Student Loan Debt Relief Scheme Banned From Providing Debt Relief Services as Part of Settlement with FTC.

Process Serving Made Easy: Serve in All 50 States Using One Platform

Speaker: PROOF

PROOF has revolutionized service of process. Using our online platform, create serve requests nationwide and receive live updates with mapped verification of each attempt. PROOF’s technology provides users with complete transparency from start to finish.

MDMA (Ecstasy) Nears FDA Approval for PTSD Treatment


Efforts by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) to legalize prescription MDMA (Ecstasy) appear to have passed a gigantic hurdle earlier this month : MDMA is on track to meet the testing requirements to be a legalized prescription drug, specifically intended to treat the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Grammar Giggle – Envelop/Envelope


A reader sent this one to me. It took some researching for me to confirm that the warm water would “envelop” your body.

Scott Michael Forrester Disbarred Arizona Bankruptcy Attorney – Effective 5/5/2021

Diane Drain

SCOTT MICHAEL FORRESTER, DISBARRED BY THE STATE BAR OF ARIZONA. EFFECTIVE MAY 5, 2021. A cherub face hid a very mean personality. On May 5, 2021, the State Bar of Arizona entered an immediate order of disbarment against Scott Michael Forrester.

Did California Quietly Ban CBD Cosmetics?


If you’ve been reading our blog for the last few years, you know that California has taken a pretty absurd position on hemp-derived CBD for the last few years.

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Europe rights commissioner urges Greece to end pushback of asylum seekers


The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights urged the Greek state to end its pushback of asylum seekers at the border.

Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials of Wealth Management

Speaker: Vi Pham, Attorney at Law

Wealth management is a guaranteed practice: as paralegals, it's essential that you know the complexities of wealth management in order to ensure that your client's rights are protected to their fullest extent. Join Vi Pham, Attorney and educator, in this exclusive webinar that will leave you feeling brushed up and ready. This seminar meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for continuing legal education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential.

9 TED Talks For Paralegals to Watch


9 TED Talks For Paralegals. There are so many free educational videos out there that it can be somewhat overwhelming. Not only that, but you could find yourself going down a rabbit hole and spending too much time finding relevant content. .

Supreme Court Will Consider Johnson v. Indiana Tomorrow

EvidenceProf Blog

The case of Johnson v. Indiana has been distributed for tomorrow's Supreme Court conference. Here is Mr. Johnson's petition for writ of certiorari. Here is the amici curiae brief I wrote on behalf of 98 law professors asking the Court

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The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act: I’m in a New York State of Mind


Over the last few weeks we have seen a number of articles about New York’s Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) written by attorneys based outside of New York or (worse yet) attorneys who are not licensed to practice law in New York.

Federal appeals court affirms $25 million judgment in Bayer’s Roundup cancer case


The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a $25 million judgment and jury verdict Friday finding that a California man, Edwin Hardeman, developed cancer from exposure to agribusiness Monsanto’s weed-killer, Bayer’s Roundup. Hardeman alleged that he developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a result of the use of Roundup over decades. In 2019, the jury found that the manufacturer was negligent, and the design on Roundup lacked sufficient cancer warnings.

Florida E-Filing Portal Celebrates 10th Anniversary


We learned from our friends earlier this week that the Florida courts are celebrating the 10 th Anniversary of their E-filing Portal program.

Supreme Court Rules That the Community Caretaking Exception Does Not Apply to Warrantless Home Entries

EvidenceProf Blog

Today, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Caniglia v. Strom. It was a unanimous opinion, with the Court concluding that the community caretaking exception to the Fourth Amendment warrant requirement does not apply to warrantless home entries. Here was

New Door for Cannabis Trademarks May Be About to Open


As we often point out in these pages, cannabis companies are unable to register trademarks for many of the core products.

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South Carolina governor signs bill allowing concealed weapons permit holders to carry guns openly


South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed a bill Monday allowing those with concealed weapons permits to carry their firearms openly in public.

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Three Arizona Democrats decide that Creditors and Debt Buyers are More Important than Homeowners

Diane Drain

On January 1, 2022, HB2617 will become the law of Arizona. Your home is no longer protected from your judgment creditors, which will have a devastating effect on Arizona’s consumers, and those hardest hit by Covid-19.

Supreme Court of Georgia Finds Brady Violation in Malice Murder Trial

EvidenceProf Blog

Pursuant to Brady v. Maryland, the State has an affirmative obligation, under the Due Process Clause, to timely disclose material exculpatory evidence to the defense. Brady covers not only substantive evidence but also impeachment evidence, with the recent opinion of

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Cannabis and NFTs: Collectible Art or Regulated Ads?


Back in 2015, when I was a regular columnist for Above The Law, I wrote a piece called “ Cannabis Advertising: Is Pot Obscene? “ That article focused on general speech issues around cannabis ads.

Pennsylvania becomes first state to limit governor’s authority under emergency disaster declaration


Pennsylvania voters made the commonwealth the first to restrict the governor’s authority during an emergency disaster situation by passing the Legislative Resolution to Extend or Terminate Emergency Declaration Amendment and the Emergency Declarations Amendment Tuesday. The first of these constitutional amendments provides that the Pennsylvania General Assembly may pass a resolution, not able to be vetoed by the governor, to either end or extend the governor’s emergency declaration.

New Law Allows Creditors to Invade Arizona Homestead Protection

Diane Drain

On January 1, 2022, HB2617 will become the law of Arizona. Your home is no longer protected from your judgment creditors, which will have a devastating effect on Arizona’s consumers, and those hardest hit by Covid-19.

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Welcome To The DarkSide: Why The Biden Administration Will Not Define The Pipeline Attack As Terrorism


(Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz). Below is my column on the recent Colonial Pipeline attack. President Joe Biden and his Administration (as well as the media) has referred to the actors as “criminals” and “hacker” but notably not “terrorists.”

A Close Look at the Arizona Draft Social Equity Regulations (Comments Due Today!)


The Arizona Department of Health Services (the “Department”), which is the cannabis regulatory authority in Arizona, released the draft regulations for the Social Equity Opportunity Program (“SEOP”). Click here to view the draft regulations.

Myanmar journalist sentenced to three years in prison for reporting on anti-junta protests


A Myanmar journalist has been sentenced to jail for three years after reporting on the anti-junta protests currently engulfing the country. Min Nyo, a journalist for the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), was convicted under the recently revised Penal Code in military court on Wednesday.

Court to weigh in on Mississippi abortion ban intended to challenge Roe v. Wade


Share The Supreme Court on Monday set the stage for a major ruling next year on abortion – one that could upend the Supreme Court’s landmark decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v.

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St. John’s University Reportedly Fires Professor For Reading Racial Slur In Mark Twain Passage


Mark Twain once said that “A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.” ” Professor Hannah Berliner Fischthal may have cause to question that pearl of wisdom after she was sacked by St.

Progressive Prosecutors ‘Undercut’ by State Legislators: Paper

The Crime Report

State legislators are emerging as the biggest threat to prosecutors leading the movement for criminal justice reform, according to a paper published in the Illinois Law Review online. .

Taiwan election commission approves three referendums to be held in August


Taiwan’s Central Election Commission (CEC) on Friday approved proposals to hold three referendums on August 28, in addition to the nuclear power plant referendum already planned.