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West Palm Beach IT Chief’s Firing Puts State, Federal Marijuana Laws in Conflict

West Palm Beach fired Jason McCarty, its top IT manager, for smoking “legally” prescribed marijuana. So reports a WKMG ClickOrlando.

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Lawyer for Aurora Mass Murderer Representing Boulder Grocery Shooter

Daniel King, who represented convicted Aurora massacre killer James Holmes, will be one of the public defenders representing accused gunman Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa. So reports The New York Post.

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Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Moves Downtown

John Marshall Law School is relocating to downtown Atlanta. After selling its building in midtown, the school will open offices in Peachtree Center and will occupy space on the 18th-20th floors of Marquis One. So reports the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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Judge: Ohio Can’t Force Biden Admin to Release Census Data Early

A federal judge tossed a lawsuit filed by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost hoping to compel the Biden administration to release the results of most recent census by March’s end. So reports WKSU 89.7.

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Dominion Sues Fox News for $1.6B for Pushing Election Lies

Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.6 billion defamation suit against conservative network Fox News, claiming the station promulgated untrue accusations that the company rigged the most recent presidential election. So reports ABC News.

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Opponents of Ohio COVID-19 Restrictions Revamp Legal Strategy

Opponents challenging Gov. Mike DeWine’s COVID-19 restrictions have dropped a lawsuit filed in federal court as they reevaluate their legal strategy. So reports WKSU 89.7.

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Cardi B, Candace Owens Likely Heading to Court Over Twitter Spat

Conservative commentator Candace Owens and recording artist Cardi B got into a Twitter spat that is heading toward a slander lawsuit. So reports The Hill.

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Journalist Sharyl Attkisson’s Case Against Rod Rosenstein Tossed

Television journalist Sharyl Attkisson’s lawsuit against former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and others has been thrown out by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Bennett. So reports Politico.

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QB Deshaun Watson Facing Wave of Massage-related Civil Suits

NFL quarterback Deshaun Watson is facing at least seven civil lawsuits related to alleged sexual misconduct--and that number could grow substantially. So reports CBS Sports.

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U.S. News to Include Student Debt in 2022 Law School Rankings

U.S. News will be using graduate debt as part of its law school rankings in its upcoming 2022 edition. So reports Above the Law.

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