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The US Senate Introduced a Draft Bill to Legalize Marijuana.

A draft bill has been introduced to Congress with the potential to legalize marijuana at the federal level.  The conversation of legalizing marijuana at the federal level is starting once again with the unveiling of Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer’s newest draft bill, the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act. This bill comes following the …

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Task Force to Start Working in Cities Around the US to Stop Illegal Gun Trafficking

Justice Department implements new plan to help curb illegal gun sales across the US.  The US Justice Department has put a new plan in place to reduce violent crime across US cities. Five federal strike teams will start working with local police in some of the most populous cities with the goal of stopping illegal …

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Oregon Legislature Passes a Deception Bill that Prevents Police from Lying to Youth During Interrogations

Oregon Legislature Passes a Deception Bill that Prevents Police from Lying to Youth During Interrogations  In June, Oregon became the second state to pass a deception bill that prevents law enforcement from lying to people under the age of 18 during interrogations. The bill bans false promises of leniency and false claims about the existence …

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Why Breaking Your Neighbor’s Political Sign Could Lead to Jail Time

In the state of Arizona, vandalizing or stealing a political sign could lead to a hefty fine or even 4 months in jail! As the 2020 Presidential election nears, political turmoil and emotions are at an all-time high. It is not uncommon for individuals to take out their politically-guided frustration on the political signs of …

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Maricopa County 2020 Election Could Bring Big Change to Mass Incarceration

This election season is bringing the Maricopa County Attorney position to the ballot. The incumbent Allister Adel is concerned with keeping the status quo. However, during her tenure she has implemented smaller necessary changes, such as the policy that would drop marijuana-possession charges if the person was to obtain a marijuana card. The Democratic challenger, …

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AZ Federal Judge Upholds Child Abuse ‘Black List’

A Maricopa County federal judge dismissed a legal challenge to Arizona’s Department of Child Safety’s new child abuse blacklist policy. Recently, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge dismissed the New Civil Liberties Alliance’s challenge to the Arizona Department of Child Safety’s child abuse registry. This database provides a digital collection of child abuse offenders and …

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Could Recreational Marijuana Revenue Help Arizona’s Pandemic Recovery?

Recreational marijuana tax revenue has proven to be “pandemic proof” in other states, is it time for Arizona to legalize it to spur economic recovery? With the COVID pandemic still in full swing across the country, tax revenue streams are dwindling in the state of Arizona. In order to fund the necessary programs to help …

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