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Supporters file signatures for recreational use of marijuana

The Lawton Constitution 07 Jul 2022
A proposal to legalize marijuana in Oklahoma is moving to the next step in a process that could see the question on the statewide ballot in November. Oklahomans for Sensible Marijuana Laws submitted its petition this week to the Oklahoma Secretary of State, seeking to legalize recreational marijuana use in Oklahoma ... The initiative petition filed Jan.

State cites Supreme Court's abortion decision in legal battle over Nebraska signature requirement

York News-Times 07 Jul 2022
The arguments, detailed in a court filing, represent the latest development in an ongoing legal battle between medical marijuana advocates and the state over Nebraska's requirement that ballot initiative or referendum campaigns collect signatures from 5% of registered voters in 38 of the state's 93 counties.

Islamic practices imposed on schoolkids? NCPCR for probe

The Times of India 07 Jul 2022
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has issued a notice to Jharkhand's Garhwa district deputy commissioner , asking him to initiate an inquiry and necessary legal action in connection with a complaint about imposition of Sharia and Islamic practices on minors in a school there.

OST Agreement with Pennington Co. Approved

Lakota Country Times 07 Jul 2022
A motion to change the name of the OST Broadband Initiative to the Lakota Telecommunications Office passed 18- 0-1; The sex offender registration and notification code was amended to add a tiering system for registration by a vote of 18 yes, 0 note, 1 abstaining and 1 not voting; a motion to table failed to get a second.

One year after Haiti's president assassinated, investigation stalls

Urdu Point 07 Jul 2022
Moise was assassinated in the early hours of July 7, 2021, when a commando group entered the president's private home and shot him 12 times, killing him ... But that initial speed has since been followed by a crawling legal process in Haiti and the United States ... The inquiry's delays have also further complicated Haiti's existing political crisis ... ....

Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board to formally use 'cannabis,' not ‘marijuana’

Sunnyside Daily Sun 07 Jul 2022
House Bill 1210 makes the switch in terminology to combat what it calls the historical racism associated with the word “marijuana.” ... Jay Inslee on March 11 ... The Evergreen State became one of the first two states – along with Colorado – to legalize adult recreational use of cannabis when voters approved Initiative 502 on Nov. 6, 2012 ... 6 ... ....

Free-speech groups, book world fight back in Virginia obscenity case

Longview News-Journal 07 Jul 2022
The ACLU of Virginia, the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) and numerous bookstores and book proponents are getting involved in the legal case playing out in Virginia Beach, where a retired judge made an initial ruling indicating the LGBTQ-themed memoir ...

Adams provides additional funds for newly-arrived Haitians

Metro USA 06 Jul 2022
Additionally, it said the initiative includes a technical capacity-building component in which immigration legal experts provide training to staff at coalition community-based organizations (CBOs) to help them better understand immigration-related requirements and timelines, and ...

Dhir & Dhir Associates Successfully Convenes 2nd Virtual Legal Marathon on ESG | Mint

Live Mint 06 Jul 2022
The virtual legal Marathon, a 24 hour research lab is one such initiatives, which is aimed towards steering the young lawyers to explore the ever-evolving practice of ESG in the legal realm and scale success in all avenues of personal, professional and social growth.

'Islamic practices imposed on school children': NCPCR calls on Jharkhand government to probe

DNA India 06 Jul 2022
... village under Sadar block, according to the complaint filed by Legal Rights Observatory, a legal rights body ... We have issued a notice to the district administration and asked them to initiate enquiry and legal action," NCPCR Chairperson Priyank Kanungo told PTI on Wednesday.

Californians to vote on 7 ballot measures this November

Red Bluff Daily News 06 Jul 2022
Six are ballot initiatives that supporters gathered enough signatures to place before voters and one was placed on the ballot by the state Legislature ... legal in California ... Two ballot initiatives would amend California’s constitution to make it legal to bet on sports in California.

Trans paradox in Thailand, Asia’s ‘most LGBTI-friendly’ country

La Prensa Latina 06 Jul 2022
Trans people lack the right to change their name or gender on identity documents among others, although the parliament supported several proposals in June to legalize marriage and same-sex unions, initiatives that remain under debate ... The proposed marriage and equal union laws are being debated a decade after the first initiatives were presented.

Mike Ashley claims he held face-to-face talks with Yasir Al-Rumayyan

The Athletic 06 Jul 2022
And I’m proud of what we did.”On the £10 million loan, Ashley’s initial case claimed that, “PCP and the First Defendant (Staveley) were also unable to meet the advisory, legal, and other costs and commissions associated with PCP’s participation in the SPA (sales and purchase agreement).

When the other side says they have talked to an attorney

The Knoxville Focus 06 Jul 2022
Here’s a situation that comes up often in the legal world. An individual will be contemplating legal action, whether it is divorce or something else, and the other side will tell them, “Well, I already talked to an attorney and they told me that XYZ would happen.” ... Go and seek your own legal advice.

Chinese Tech Giants Vow Support Additional Regulations on Digital Collectibles

CryptoPotato 06 Jul 2022
Chinese tech giants join the state-backed efforts in regulating the digital collectibles by voicing support for the “self-discipline initiative” that ensures identity checks on users, adheres to the country’s ban on cryptocurrency and prevents the speculation of digital assets.

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File - Residents walk through the destruction of the once rebel-held Salaheddine neighborhood in the eastern Aleppo, Syria, Jan. 20, 2017.  The United Nations said the first 10 years of Syria’s conflict, which began in 2011, killed more than 300,000 civilians. The report released Tuesday, June 28, 2022, by the U.N. Human Rights Office is the highest yet estimate of conflict-related civilian deaths in the country. Syria's conflict began with anti-government protests that broke out in March 2011 in different parts of Syria, demanding democratic reforms following Arab Spring protests across the Middle East.
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