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Jeff Mizanskey, Man given life in prison for marijuana has sentence commuted

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) — Governor Jay Nixon commuted the sentence for Missouri’s only man serving life in prison for non-violent marijuana-related offenses.

Jeff Mizanskey, now 62, was arrested during an undercover drug bust in Sedalia in 1993. 92 more words

Crime

Poverty Not Drugs

Prompted by “Congressman Laughs at Sheriff’s Ridiculous Opinion on Weed”: http://www.hightimes.com/read/congressman-laughs-sheriffs-ridiculous-opinion-weed

“‘You said that illegal drug use is the scourge of the black community and it is a problem and leads to a great deal of violent crime,’ Rep. 888 more words

Cannabis

Meeting with young lawyers from Deprez & Guignot law firm

Each year in Feburary is held an open house event at the University of Jean Monnet Paris XI. It is the occasion for students to present and describe their university to highschool students and to their parents. 498 more words

IT HAPPENED TO US

Dear rule breakers, questioners, straight-A students who skipped class: We want you.

The above message is prominently displayed on the jobs webpage of one of my favourite clothing labels, Everlane, and I love everything about it. I love the idea of an… 881 more words

Career

Chimpanzees of the future might be considered "legal persons"

Hercules and Leo don’t know it, but a decision about their future has made history. In granting an order to show cause on whether Hercules and Leo (who just happen to be chimpanzees) are illegally imprisoned, a supreme court judge in Manhattan has kept open the possibility that some nonhuman animals will be granted legal rights under common law. 771 more words

Korean "Nut Rage" Executive Released

A South Korean court Friday suspended the prison term of the former Korean Air executive whose onboard “nut rage” tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration. 394 more words

News

Do Elder Law Attorneys Practice in Other Areas?

The area of elder law is a legal specialty that is quite relevant at the present time. There is an unprecedented aging of the population underway due to the fact that the baby boomers are attaining senior citizen status. 141 more words