Posted on November 28, 2012 by Julie Brook, Esq.
The Los Angeles Times calls it “The Green Rush,” referring to the newly-lucrative cultivation of premium marijuana to serve the “discriminating consumers who frequent medical cannabis dispensaries.” California laws permitting medical marijuana have spawned an industry that has moved from remote, clandestine locations to our city centers. But what’s become a boom for growers and sellers is causing a headache for many city regulators. Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Legal Topics, New Legal Developments, Real Property Law | Tagged: Compassionate Use Act, land use regulation, medical marijuana, medical marijuana dispensaries, Medical Marijuana Program Act | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 23, 2011 by Julie Brook, Esq.
This post goes under the category of “good to know.” It’s probably not something most of us are concerned about, but it’s still comforting to know that the law protects the privacy of our video preferences. Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Civil Litigation, Constitutional Law, Legal Topics | Tagged: personal information, privacy, video downloading, Video Privacy Protection Act, video rental | 6 Comments »
Posted on August 19, 2011 by Julie Brook, Esq.
For what seems to be the first time in the United States, a government agency cut off mobile-internet and phone service to quash a protest demonstration. Was this a valid and reasonable way to protect public safety or an unlawful infringement on free speech rights protected under the First Amendment? Continue reading
Filed under: Constitutional Law, Legal Topics | Tagged: BART, constitutional rights, demonstrations, First Amendment, free speech, prior restraint, protests | 7 Comments »
Posted on August 15, 2011 by Julie Brook, Esq.
The Sussex County Council in Delaware begins each public meeting with the Lord’s Prayer, and has now ended up with a lawsuit (.pdf) for violation of the separation of church and state. Continue reading
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Constitutional Law, Legal Topics | Tagged: city council, establishment clause, First Amendment, free exercise, freedom of religion, invocation, Lord's Prayer | 2 Comments »
Posted on July 25, 2011 by Julie Brook, Esq.
The following is a guest blog post by Myanna Dellinger, a law professor at Western State University College of Law.
In a world marked by increased ease of conducting international business, you might think that it would also be getting easier to sue foreign corporations in American courts. Think again! In two new opinions, the United States Supreme Court shows just how hard it is to sue foreign corporations in the United States. Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Civil Litigation, Constitutional Law, Legal Topics | Tagged: foreign corporation, personal jurisdiction, stream of commerce, suing foreign corporations | Leave a comment »