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Legal News
12 Nov 2015
by Matthew Santiago

[JURIST] New York Governor Andrew Cuomo [official profile] signed two bills [materials] on Wednesday in order to expedite the distribution of medical marijuana to citizens with critical health conditions. Though statewide medical marijuana distribution will begin in January, the governor and lawmakers [JURIST reports] acknowledged that at-risk patients may require … [read more]

Legal News
17 Jun 2015
by Taylor Brailey

[JURIST] The New York Senate [official website] on Monday passed a medical marijuana bill [materials] that would expedite access to marijuana for emergency medical purposes. The bill, passed [Capital report] by a Republican-led Senate in a 50-12 vote, would allow people with "progressive and degenerative" diseases or whose lives are … [read more]

Legal News
11 Jun 2015
by Devin Montgomery

The Supreme Court of Canada [official website] unanimously ruled [judgment] Thursday that a law restricting the medical use of marijuana to smoking the dried plant was unconstitutional. Under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act [text], smoking marijuana for medical purposes was permitted, but uses of the plant's extracts in other … [read more]

Legal News
6 Jun 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] The Louisiana House of Representatives [official website] approved a medical marijuana bill [legislative materials] on Thursday and sent the bill as amended back to the Senate for concurrence. The Senate previously approved the bill that seeks to provide a legal way to supply therapeutic marijuana to patients who need … [read more]

Legal News
4 May 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla [official website, in Spanish] on Sunday signed an executive order [press release, in Spanish] legalizing medical marijuana. The order refers to several US studies that show the therapeutic use of the plant in treating different medical conditions including pain associated with AIDS, glaucoma, … [read more]

Legal News
25 Feb 2015
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The implementation of California's plastic bag ban [SB 270 text], which was set to go into effect in July, has been halted by a successful referendum petition. The trade group American Progressive Bag Alliance (ACPA) [advocacy website] collected [LAT report] more than 800,000 signatures on their petition [petition form]. … [read more]

Legal News
1 Oct 2014
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] California Governor Jerry Brown [official website] on Tuesday signed [press release] a bill [SB270 text, PDF] issuing a statewide ban against single-use plastic bags. Beginning in July 2016 grocery and convenience stores across the state will be required to supply reusable, multi-purpose bags to customers to be sold for … [read more]

Legal News
10 Sep 2014
by William Helbling

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida [official website] on Tuesday resentenced convicted terrorist Jose Padilla [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to 21 years in prison. Judge Marcia Cooke resentenced Padilla after the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled in … [read more]

Legal News
30 Aug 2014
by Ann Schober

[JURIST] The California Legislature [official website] on Friday enacted a ban [Reuters report] on the use of plastic grocery bags in the state. The bill [SB 270, text], if signed into law, will become the first law of its kind in the US. Some cities and counties within the state … [read more]

Legal News
25 May 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] Puerto Rico's House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation in places of employment. According to media sources, the bill originally included protections for commercial transactions, housing, governmental services, and public accommodations, but the Senate voted [AP report] … [read more]

Legal News
20 Feb 2013
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Wednesday in Chaidez v. United States [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that its holding in Padilla v. Kentucky [JURIST report] does not apply retroactively. In Padilla, the court held [opinion, PDF] that immigration attorneys are required to inform their clients about some of … [read more]

Legal News
11 Dec 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The mother of US citizen and convicted terrorist Jose Padilla [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on Monday filed a complaint [text, PDF; press release] with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IAHCR) [official website] for torture and unlawful detention. The petition was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union … [read more]

Legal News
2 Nov 2012
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in two cases Thursday. In Chaidez v. United States [transcript, PDF; JURIST report] the court heard arguments to determine if Padilla v. Kentucky [JURIST report] applies retroactively to persons whose convictions became final before its announcement. Padilla … [read more]

Legal News
11 Jun 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday denied certiorari [order list, PDF] in seven different cases dealing with Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] detainees. The court's refusal to hear the cases preserves the decisions of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, including the case … [read more]

Academic Commentary
28 May 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of Lewis & Clark Law School says that the government's unwillingness to clearly define which activities would make someone a 'covered person' under section 1021 of the NDAA likely resulted in a US District Court ruling that the section was unconstitutional...The case of Hedges v. … [read more]

Legal News
27 May 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

[JURIST] Federal prosecutors on Friday asked Judge Katherine Forrest of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] to lift an injunction [opinion, PDF] she placed earlier this month on sections of the National Defense Authorization Act [text, PDF] that allow for the indefinite military … [read more]

Legal News
3 May 2012
by Jerry Votava

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Wednesday granted qualified immunity [opinion, PDF] to former Bush administration official John Yoo [academic profile; JURIST news archive] over allegations of wrongdoing in relation to controversial memos asserting the legality of enhanced interrogation techniques [JURIST news archive]. … [read more]

Legal News
30 Apr 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] granted certiorari [order list, PDF] Monday in Chaidez v. United States [docket; cert. petition, PDF] to rule on an ineffective assistance of counsel claim. In 2010, the court held in Padilla v. Kentucky [JURIST report] that the Sixth Amendment [text] guarantee of effective … [read more]

Legal News
24 Apr 2012
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] US citizen and convicted terrorist Jose Padilla [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] filed a petition for certiorari [text, PDF] with the US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday, appealing the dismissal [JURIST report] of his lawsuit against US officials for allegedly illegally detaining him at a military jail in … [read more]

Legal News
24 Jan 2012
by Brandon Gatto

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Monday upheld the dismissal [opinion, PDF] of a lawsuit brought by US citizen and convicted terrorist Jose Padilla [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], who alleged that he had been illegally detained at a military jail in South Carolina. Claiming … [read more]

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