N.J. lawmakers OK bills to create legal marijuana industry and approve bill to stop weed arrests
New Jersey legislators approved three bills Thursday that radically change how the state approaches drug use involving marijuana. The state’s Senate and Assembly voted first to create a new and legal marijuana industry from scratch and called for new regulations to be written within six months. Both houses also approved a bill that decriminalizes possession of up to 6 ounces of cannabis. That second bill is designed to stop arrests and expunge criminal records of low-level marijuana offenses. The third bill, meanwhile, will reduce penalties for possessing psilocybin, also known as magic mushro...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
What will a Biden presidency mean for California? A lot fewer lawsuits, for one
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Donald Trump clashed with California throughout his presidency like nowhere else in the country over everything from immigration to automobile efficiency. By a two-to-one margin, Californians backed his Democratic challenger Joe Biden for president.So how might things be more golden for the Golden State with Biden in the White House?Well for starters, California won’t be suing the administration so much. Under Attorney General Xavier Becerra, California filed more than 100 lawsuits against the Trump administration — from protecting “dreamer” immigrants to regulation of gun p...
The Mercury News
Florida principal fired for second time over Holocaust remarks
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Florida principal who made controversial remarks about the Holocaust has been fired for a second time.The Palm Beach County School Board voted unanimously to rescind an Oct. 7 vote to rehire William Latson, former principal at Spanish River High in Boca Raton.The earlier 4-3 vote was based on the ruling of an administrative law judge that Latson was improperly fired in 2019, but Chairman Frank Barbieri called for a new vote, saying School Board members may not have realized the judge’s decision was a recommendationLatson made comments in a 2018 email saying that as ...
Qualcomm gets another victory in antitrust battle with Federal Trade Commission
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has declined to reconsider an August ruling that Qualcomm’s business practices are legal under anti-monopoly laws — likely ending a three-year legal battle between federal regulators and the San Diego company.The court on Wednesday denied a request by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission seeking a second look at a three-judge panel’s decision that threw out the FTC antitrust case.The FTC petitioned for “en banc” reconsideration was based on alleged legal errors in the panel’s findings, which the agency argued “tears at the fabric of antitrust law.”With an en ...
The San Diego Union-Tribune