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Decision on Superfund site pits Federal law against landowners Special

Earlier this week, Montana landowners took their case for additional cleanup of a Superfund site to the Supreme Court. However, the decision of the justices may not be as simple as most people might think.

CBD products take a hit after FDA says they may not be safe

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its stance on CBD, short for cannabidiol, a chemical found in cannabis that does not induce a high. The FDA said it cannot recognize CBD as safe or approve products that contain it.

Op-Ed: Sorry Trump, the whistleblower is protected by federal law

U.S. whistleblower laws exist to protect the identity and careers of people who bring forward accusations of wrongdoing by government officials, yet President Trump, who thinks his actions are above the law, is demanding to know the culprit's identity.

Colorado cannabis trial could affect U.S. pot production

Denver - A federal trial beginning Monday in Denver, Colorado could have far-reaching effects on the U.S. marijuana industry. A jury will consider a lawsuit using the federal anti-racketeering law to target cannabis companies.

It is against the law to fly drones near wildfires in the U.S.

Prescott - Just days after a drone forced firefighting aircraft out of the sky over the raging Goodwin Fire in Arizona, the drone operator has been arrested. The 54-year-old man is facing multiple charges.

Mississippi Senate OKs concealed carry, armed security in church

On Tuesday, the Mississippi Senate passed the "Mississippi Church Protection Act," which allows armed security and concealed carry without a permit in churches.

Op-Ed: Taxpayers hit with legal fees in states that fought gay marriage

It's been two months since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage and declared it a constitutionally protected civil right, and now, attorneys general and governors who battled against it are receiving a pricey thank-you note for their loss.

Uber is being sued for allegedly sending unsolicited texts

Chicago - A federal lawsuit has been filed against the popular ride-sharing service Uber, alleging the company is violating U.S. law by sending unsolicited text messages to people wanting nothing to do with the service.

Schools forced to slim down on bake sales

Once a time-honored, childhood tradition, the scholastic bake sale might not have many semesters left in American schoolhouses.

Government 'SCA' labels online storage as unprotected medium

Your information stored online is not protected by the Fourth Amendment according to the Stored Communications Act (SCA) which gives the government total access.

Senior citizen medical marijuana patient to lobby U.S. Congress

Ahead of his May 12th trial, federal medical marijuana defendant Larry Harvey, 70, goes to Washington, D.C. to lobby the United States Congress in order to stop funding federal prosecutions like his.

Op-Ed: By law, U.S. must lock up 34,000 undocumented immigrants daily

Under the administration of President Barack Obama, the U.S. has deported over two million undocumented immigrants. Most of these people spent time behind bars, with only a few facing criminal charges. The majority were detained on immigration charges.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated federal law

Washington - Obama appointee Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated federal law by publically campaigning for President Obama, according to federal investigators.
 

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