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Advocate: Low Missouri cannabis tax rate would hurt black market, nearby states

Maryville Daily Forum 20 May 2022
(The Center Square) – Taxation of recreational marijuana will have a twofold effect if an initiative to legalize it goes before Missouri voters in November ... On May 13, the Missouri Legislature ended its session without making significant progress toward legalizing recreational marijuana.

Explainer-What is on (and off) the agenda of the WHO Assembly?

Metro USA 20 May 2022
Members are also preparing a resolution to be submitted to the assembly, although diplomats say it will stop short of suspending Russia’s voting rights, as some initially sought ... Negotiations on other proposed changes will take place later amid initial opposition from some members, diplomats said.

Rising Star Corporate/M&A Lawyer Jenny Hochenberg Joins Freshfields’ Market-Leading Team

Enid News & Eagle 20 May 2022
Hochenberg is also involved in several initiatives dedicated to the advancement of women in the legal profession, including DirectWomen, a national non-profit which works to increase the representation of women lawyers on corporate boards, and participates in the Alliance for Asian American Justice ... LEGAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES.

Judge refuses to dismiss charges against French citizen jailed for month after CVG Airport arrest

WCPO 20 May 2022
BURLINGTON, Ky ... On Feb ... She stayed in her seat ... Police body camera videos show Camara initially told police on the plane that she spoke French ... citizen ... Diop, a longtime French interpreter in southwest Ohio, said he was concerned about Camara after watching the I-Team's initial story. "I don't think she understood the legal part," Diop said ... .

Oklahoma passes law prohibiting abortion after insemination

Swords Today 20 May 2022
Abortion debate at Oklahoma Capital, Oklahoma City on May 19, 2022. Nathan J. Fish / A.P ... (IVG) ... Also read ... Also read ... Inspired by a law passed by Texas in September 2021, the text voted in Oklahoma opens the door to legal action initiated by ordinary citizens against those suspected of having performed abortions ... Also read ... The world with AFP ... Musicaholic.

Algeria: Campaign Against Government Rights Repression

Human Rights Watch 20 May 2022
Since then, the number of unfounded terrorism prosecutions has soared, problematic amendments to the penal code were adopted, legal actions were initiated against civil society organizations and opposition political parties, and the crackdown on human rights defenders and the ...

Abortion-rights ballot proposal needed to ensure abortion access in Michigan long term, advocates say

Michigan Live 19 May 2022
A coalition seeking to legalize abortion through a ballot initiative this November is still moving “full steam ahead” with efforts after Tuesday’s court ruling, said Bonsitu Kitaba, deputy legal director at American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan ... The legal director stressed that this is an “all hands on deck” moment for the ballot initiative.

Ask the Law: For any work-related injury suffered by employee, should employer bear cost of treatment?

Gulf News 19 May 2022
It is decided — in the judiciary of this court — in cassation No 187/2019 real estate and 2019/193 real estate that “the initial registration of real estate units sold off plan is a legal obligation imposed by the legislator on the seller who is selling on the map, and that this ...

Ashcroft won’t use random sampling to certify marijuana, ranked-choice initiatives

The Joplin Globe 19 May 2022
The use of random sampling drew criticism in 2020, when Ashcroft used it to verify signatures for an initiative petition expanding Medicaid eligibility ... The marijuana initiative effort, called Legal Missouri, claims to have more than 385,000 signatures on its petition.

CTS is secure and safe to use – Mr Ahanogbe

Ghana News Agency 19 May 2022
The meeting organized by the Legal Resources Centre and the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative Africa Office, is to educate the participants on how the CTS will improve the work of the justice sector institutions and access to justice in the country and the citizen's role in the functionality of the system.

Poor People’s Campaign rallies for social and economic justice on Capitol steps

Longview News-Journal 19 May 2022
The ballot initiative aims to secure Michigan’s right to safe and legal abortions and other reproductive health measures in the state Constitution ... The proposed ballot measure is an indirect initiated state statute, which means that if the initiative receives the necessary 340,057 valid signatures, it will be sent to the Legislature.

Court considers whether US can seize a Russian yacht in Fiji

Beaumont Enterprise 19 May 2022
“They want to take 20 crew and sail east!” the ship's captain wrote in a frantic May 5 WhatsApp message to lawyer Feizal Haniff, who represents the company that legally owns the superyacht ... In Fiji, the agents boarded the vessel after an initial legal victory in which a lower Fijian court granted the registration of a U.S.

Lake Orion DDA retains legal counsel, hires new backup

The Lake Orion Review 19 May 2022
During this time, the village attorney, Mary Kucharek of Beier Howlett, worked with and provided legal services to both the village and DDA creating what several board members considered to be a “conflict of interest.” ... Though there was some initial hesitancy to even put out an RFP for backup services.

Twyla Carter becomes first Black woman to head nation’s oldest, largest public defender

Metro USA 19 May 2022
Galveston County, a pretrial bail case in Texas, where the magistrate court held that people accused of crimes have a right to counsel in initial bail hearings under the Sixth Amendment, one of the only jurisdictions in the nation to guarantee legal representation at this critical stage of trial.

Pro-Trump clerk Tina Peters hit with third ethics complaint after MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell blabs ...

Raw Story 19 May 2022
It stems from comments Lindell made to a 9News reporter during an April rally at the state Capitol that he has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to an out-of-state legal defense fund that supports Peters ... Landman’s two other complaints concern Peters’ initial legal defense fund and flights she took on Lindell’s private jet.

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