Aug 29

Feds won’t block legal marijuana in Colorado, Washington

Posted 7 months, 23 days ago.


The Justice Department issued its long-awaiting guidelines on marijuana prosecutions on Thursday, and it looks like Colorado and Washington state will be allowed to keep its legalized pot laws.

Aug 28

10 fascinating facts about the “I Have A Dream” speech

Posted 7 months, 24 days ago.


It was 50 years ago today that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech as part of the march on Washington. So how much do you know about the speech, and the event that led up to it?

Aug 27

What the Supreme Court is saying on its summer vacation

Posted 7 months, 25 days ago.


As the summer time winds down and the Supreme Court gets ready to prepare for the first Monday in October, here’s a look at what some of the Justices have said at recent public appearances.

Aug 26

Senate leader wants legal marijuana hearing next month

Posted 7 months, 26 days ago.


Senator Patrick Leahy wants to clear the air in the debate between states and the federal government over the legal use of marijuana, in what could be a significant hearing on the issue in September.

Aug 23

Will the sequester mute Gideon’s trumpet?

Posted 7 months, 29 days ago.


As permanent budget cuts known as the sequester loom past September, there’s growing concern that cutbacks in public defender funding will chill Sixth Amendment privileges that came from a famous Supreme Court decision.