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Sen. Menendez Mistrial Has Serious Implications For Future Corruption Cases

Legal experts and federal prosecutors warned that a win for Menendez could essentially legalize public corruption and “pay-to-play politics” at a time when American faith in the political system is at a notable low. After a court battle lasting nearly two years, the bribery case against Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) has been declared a mistrial, when Read More…

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Jury Finds Woman NOT Guilty Of “Manufacturing Drugs” Because The Cannabis She Grew Was Medicine

In a state where medical and recreational cannabis is still completely prohibited, a jury found Bridget Kirouac not guilty of cultivating cannabis plants. This heartening example of jury nullification is yet another indication that public opinion is firmly on the side of medical cannabis — and government’s war on drugs is being rejected. Years ago, Kirouac Read More…

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Federal Judge Suppresses Evidence Gathered With “Stingray” Surveillance Tool

A federal judge has set a precedent by suppressing evidence obtained without a warrant using a surveillance device sometimes known as a Stingray.  After several years of law enforcement agencies across the United States gathering evidence using  a secret surveillance tool – and doing so without a warrant – a federal judge has struck down Read More…