Monthly Archives: July 2010

What’s that smell? Oakland approves marijuana farms

The city of Oakland, California, intends to license four large plants that will produce large amounts of marijuana. California allows the medicinal use of marijuana, and the production facilities would be used to grow, process, and package the drug for…

Is yawning and eye-rolling disorderly conduct?

A district attorney in an Illinois town has been told to write a definition for "disorderly conduct," after a woman was told to leave a city council meeting for rolling her eyes and sighing. Illinois state law defines disorderly conduct…

Public Defender Office Stops Taking New Cases

A public defender’s office in Missouri has closed its doors to all new cases in an effort to reduce lawyer’s workloads. The Director of the office said that the defenders in the Springfield, Missouri office simply cannot handle any more…