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Canada Decriminalizing Corporate Crime

The Federal government plans to introduce DPAs (deferred prosecution agreements) when dealing with corporate crimes. This would allow corporations to agree to paying fines and changing their actions rather than facing a trail and possible jail sentence. 40 more words

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Menendez, Booker Among Senators Urging Feds to Respect Local Pot Laws

As New Jersey officials move toward legalizing recreational use of marijuana, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators is asking the Trump administration to respect local laws regarding access to weed. 365 more words

Marijuana Legalization

"How Laws Fail the Promise of Medical Abortion," by Patty Skuster

Congratulations to Patty Skuster, Senior Policy Advisor at Ipas and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Public Health Initiatives;  her recently published article is now publicly available through SSRN.  469 more words


Courts, law enforcement haven't seen much change after defelonization of drugs

Law enforcement, prosecutors and drug court administrators in Douglas County say it’s too soon to tell the effects of a law designed to promote treatment for low-level drug users and reduce opportunities for police profiling. 64 more words

Roseburg News-Review

#NoNuisance: Stop Criminalizing Our Communities

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the DC Council held a hearing for Bill 22-189, the “Drug-Related Nuisance Abatement Amendment Act of 2017.” This bill is intended to bring civil penalties “against an owner or a tenant, or both, for a property alleged to be a drug-, firearm-, and prostitution-related nuisance, and to establish a civil penalty for a defendant found to have knowingly conducted, maintained, aided, abetted, or permitted a drug-, firearm-, and prostitution-related nuisance.” 698 more words