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Summary: Recreational marijuana is now legal in Washington, D.C. leading many to explore the limits of the new laws. According to Reuters, the possession of small amounts of pot became legal in Washington, D.C. today. Many have said that a…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 685 February 26, 2015
Summary: Alaska’s voter initiative that supported the legalization of marijuana became legally effective on Tuesday. According to ABC News, Alaska is now the third state that has legalized the smoking, growing, and possession of marijuana. On Tuesday, marijuana was legalized,…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 754 February 24, 2015
Summary: Thomas Kistler, whose confirmation hearing was supposedly scheduled for tomorrow for his appointment to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, is now expected to withdraw from consideration in light of emails that have surfaced. According to Penn Live, Thomas Kistler was…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 805 February 23, 2015
Summary: The state of Vermont is moving closer to legalizing marijuana with the creation of Senate Bill 95 by David Zuckerman. A new bill was submitted on Tuesday that could make Vermont the first state to legalize recreational marijuana via the…>read more2 Comments View Count: 1859 February 20, 2015
Summary: A federal court judge has issued a ruling that has brought Obama’s immigration measures to a standstill while the constitutionality of the issue is debated. According to the Huffington Post, a federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction that…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 1098 February 17, 2015
Summary: Both law enforcement and citizens of Washington, D.C. are unsure how new marijuana laws will be enforced. According to the Washington Post, Washington, D.C. may soon be known as the “Wild West” of marijuana. In just ten days, a…>read more1 Comment View Count: 2256 February 16, 2015
Summary: A federal judge issued an order on Thursday that forces the probate judge in Mobile County, Alabama to issue same-sex couples marriage licenses. Mobile County, Alabama has been ordered to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples by a federal judge…>read more1 Comment View Count: 1650 February 13, 2015
Summary: Many argue that exemptions to mandatory vaccinations should be reduced or eliminated as the measles outbreak continues. As the measles spreads to more and more individuals in the United States, the debate on whether vaccination to various diseases should…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 1151 February 4, 2015
Summary: Embattled New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has announced that he is taking a leave of absence from Weitz & Luxenberg PC. Sheldon Silver, the New York Assembly Speaker, will take a leave of absence from his personal injury law…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 699 January 29, 2015
Summary: John Boehner announces the Republican plan to attack President Obama’s immigration executive order through the courts. House Speaker John Boehner plans to repeat the route he took when faced with President Barack Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act: he plans legal…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 544 January 27, 2015
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PROGRAM/ DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: The Legal Department provides general legal services, forward thinking problem solving, and advice and counsel to internal clients, including Mercy Corps\'...