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State Net Criminal Law Update: Medical Marijuana Up In Smoke In Florida and New Jersey?
Posted on 11 Dec 2013 by State Net

FL GOP TRYING TO BLOCK MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT: For the past three years Florida's Republican-controlled Legislature has repeatedly blocked medical marijuana legislation, not even allowing it to come up for a vote. Now the state's political... Read More

Politics & Leadership: Feds Give Go-Ahead To State Pot Laws
Posted on 10 Sep 2013 by State Net

FEDS GIVE GO-AHEAD TO STATE POT LAWS: Well before voters in Colorado and Washington authorized the recreational use of marijuana in those states last November, concerns were raised that the federal government would squash any such efforts because they... Read More

State Net Criminal Law Update: California, Illinois Latest To Block Criminal History From Job Apps
Posted on 17 Oct 2013 by State Net

STATE NET CAPITOL JOURNAL GOVERNORS Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) issued an administrative order last week that adds the Prairie State to those which bar public agencies from using employment application forms that require job seekers to disclose... Read More

State Net Criminal Law Update: Washington Governor Inslee Shoots Down Drone Bill
Posted on 15 Apr 2014 by State Net

INSLEE SHOOTS DOWN WA DRONE BILL: Saying it did not go far enough to protect citizens' privacy, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) vetoed a measure last week (HB 2789) [ enhanced version available to subscribers ], that would have imposed strict... Read More

State Net Criminal Law Update: Fast and Furious Flurry of Legislation in California
Posted on 22 Oct 2013 by State Net

CRIME & PUNISHMENT: The Supreme Court of the United States refuses to hear an appeal from CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown (D) to overturn a lower court's directive to cull the Golden State prison inmate population to 137.5 percent of capacity by Jan... Read More