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'Cannabis Policies for the New Decade' and How They’ll Impact Crime, the Economy

A package of bills dealing with the controversial future of marijuana use and legalization were the focus of a recent congressional meeting as states across the nation continue to weigh their options about how to individually deal with the drug.

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Constitutional Divvying of War Responsibilities in Sights of Pols, Experts

Just days after the targeted killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, and the subsequent flaccid response by the middle eastern country, Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for a resolution aimed at limiting President Donald Trump’s military actions in the region.

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Admissions Up, Diversity Down: Law School Enrollment Data

Law school admissions for J.D. programs rose 1.2% in the Fall 2019 to 112,882, according to information from the American Bar Association (ABA). This represents an increase of 1,321 students from 2018 to 2019.

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Judicial Independence, Free Speech Among Human Rights Day Focal Points

The 2019 International Humans Rights Day brought with it messages of hope, calls to action and economic sanction. Celebrated each year on December 10, the day marks the anniversary of the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly adoption of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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On Deck: Articles of Impeachment

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House of Representatives will move forward drafting Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump. In a speech recalling the words of the Founding Fathers and invoking the spirit of the nation’s formative years, Pelosi laid the groundwork for the House’s case against the President.

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Georgia’s Voting Procedures Yield Lawsuits, Watchdog Scrutiny

The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office is facing, separately, a number of lawsuits from Democratic leadership and scrutiny from watchdog groups like the American Civil Liberties Union over its voting procedures.

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Advocates Push to End Life Imprisonment From 'Inside-out'

A number of advocacy organizations are looking at ways to leverage the experiences of inmates as well as legislative remedies to, among other things, end "extreme" sentences like life in prison.

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Pro Bono Week Set to Support Victims of Domestic, Sexual Violence

Lawyers across the nation will raise awareness of the importance of charitable work during the National Celebration of Pro Bono from Oct. 20 to Oct. 26.

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Task Force Set to 'Harmonize' Financial Regulatory Framework

The consumer finance sector is in the middle of a technological reconstitution, with financial technology playing, arguably, its largest role in the history of global economics.

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U.S. Impeachments: Your Quick Guide

Perhaps then-U.S. Rep. Gerald Ford offered the most succinct assessment of impeachment proceedings: “An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history,” he said, as cited by the American Bar Association (ABA).

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