Day: November 13, 2020

Next attorney general must embrace marijuana law reforms

On the campaign trail, President-Elect Joe Biden frequently voiced his support for marijuana policy reform. He, along with running-mate Kamala Harris – the lead Senate sponsor of the Marijuana, Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act – pledged to:



Next attorney general must embrace marijuana law reforms


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Next attorney general must embrace marijuana law reforms

While NORML supports each of these goals, we recognize that the most substantive and necessary policy changes require marijuana’s removal from the federal Controlled Substances Act. Descheduling marijuana in this manner, as is mandated by The MORE Act and other pending legislation, would codify the right of individual states- not the federal government- to establish their own marijuana policies free from undue federal interference or the threat of federal prosecution. But, realistically, enacting such legislative changes is going to require the support of Republican senators. Thus far, GOP Leadership in the Upper Chamber has provided little indication that they would go along

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D.C. attorney general: Leading gas distributor used pandemic to gouge drivers

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing the city’s biggest gasoline distributor of using the coronavirus pandemic as a “business opportunity” to nearly double its profits by inflating pump prices.

Capital Petroleum Group “took advantage of the emergency to roughly double its average retail profits per gallon of gas at the expense of consumers in potentially thousands of transactions — although gas prices were falling at the time,” Mr. Racine said in a press release.

The complaint says Capital Petroleum Group, the leading distributor of gasoline in the District, and two of its affiliates, Anacostia Realty LLC and DAG Petroleum Suppliers LLC, gouged prices at 54 gas stations. The Office of Consumer Protection joined the Attorney General’s Office in the suit.

Shortly after the District entered a state of emergency in March, Capital Petroleum’s average profit reportedly doubled

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State’s efforts against nicotine boost public health | Articles



State's efforts against nicotine boost public health



Tobacco looks different today than the 1950s, but in some ways it isn’t different. For example, smoking was allowed on airplanes and in restaurants. Now that’s not the case; however, e-cigarettes, vapes and electronic nicotine delivery systems, or ENDS, have become the most used products among our youth according to the U.S. surgeon general.

Vaping and using ENDS exposes the user and the people around them to nicotine, volatile organic compounds, ultrafine particles, cancer-causing chemicals, flavorings and heavy metals such as nickel, tin and lead found in secondhand aerosol.

Although great strides have been made in tobacco prevention, tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death, impacting the health and economic well-being of our community and loved ones. With youth who use e-cigarettes also four times more likely to smoke cigarettes than peers who do not vape, and with 31.7% of Nebraska’s youth reporting they have

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The Klein Law Firm Reminds Investors of Class Actions on Behalf of Shareholders of LOOP, LVS and WFC

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November 13, 2020 (ACCESSWIRE via COMTEX) —
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / November 13, 2020 / The Klein Law Firm announces that class action complaints have been filed on behalf of shareholders of the following companies. There is no cost to participate in the suit. If you suffered a loss, you have until the lead plaintiff deadline to request that the court appoint you as lead plaintiff.

Loop Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOOP)Class Period: September 24, 2018 – October 12, 2020Lead Plaintiff Deadline: December 14, 2020

The complaint alleges that during the class period Loop Industries, Inc. made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Loop scientists were encouraged to misrepresent the results of Loop’s purportedly proprietary process; (2) Loop did not have the technology to break PET down to its base chemicals at

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How Peter Hermann Congratulated Mariska Hargitay on Season 22 of ‘Law & Order: SVU’

Law & Order: SVU is back for a historical 22nd season. When SVU was renewed for season 21, it became the longest-running primetime live-action series to date.

Season 22 just premiered, and most people couldn’t imagine the show without Mariska Hargitay at the helm. She plays Captain Olivia Benson, and she even met her husband, Peter Hermann, on the series, as he played an attorney named Trevor Langan.

Peter Hermann congratulated Mariska Hargitay on season 22 of ‘Law & Order: SVU’

Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann
Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann | Toni Anne Barson/FilmMagic

Hargitay and Hermann were married in 2004, and they have three children together – August, Amaya, and Andrew. Hermann really seems to be completely in love with his wife, as is evident by a sweet post he wrote on Twitter ahead of the SVU premiere.

A few minutes before the premiere of season 22, Hermann took to Twitter with an

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Texas Attorney General sued for allegedly abusing office

Tony Plohetski, Austin American-Statesman
Published 11:53 a.m. ET Nov. 13, 2020 | Updated 12:09 p.m. ET Nov. 13, 2020

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. (Photo: NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton abused his office to benefit himself, a high-end campaign donor and a woman with whom he was reportedly having an affair before retaliating against seven top aides who reported him to the FBI, a lawsuit by four former senior employees claims.

The whistleblower lawsuit, filed Thursday in state District Court in Travis County, is the latest issue to beset Paxton in the past month after seven agency executives notified him in early October that they believed he engaged in several crimes, including bribery and improper influence in dealings with Austin investor Nate Paul. Their report to federal agents touched off weeks of political fallout for Paxton, including calls for his resignation by some

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Whistleblower lawsuit filed against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

AUSTIN — Several former employees have filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the embattled attorney general of Texas, potentially exposing the state to steep financial liabilities and Ken Paxton to further questions about alleged wrongdoing.

The plaintiffs said Paxton retaliated against them after they accused him of abusing his office to help Nate Paul, a campaign donor and friend whose home and business was raided by the FBI last year. Their complaint, which further details the relationship between Paxton and Paul, painted a picture of an attorney general so determined to help Paul that plaintiffs said he repeatedly defied and eventually denigrated his own hand picked staff.

“Paxton responded to the report [of alleged wrongdoing] immediately and with ferocity, as though he was trying consciously to show Texans exactly what retaliation against whistleblowers looks like,” the lawsuit read.

A spokesperson for Paxton did not immediately respond to a request for

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DoorDash IPO filing says sales have nearly tripled, to $1.9 billion

In the IPO prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, DoorDash chief executive and co-founder Tony Xu said the company has sought to fill in the gaps for the restaurant industry, which has struggled since the coronavirus pandemic led to widespread stay-at-home orders and capacity restrictions.

“While small businesses are vital to our communities and created approximately two-thirds of net new jobs in the United States from 2000 to 2018, they now risk being left behind in the convenience economy where consumers have become accustomed to obtaining everything in a few clicks, a trend that has only accelerated in a covid world,” Xu said. “Helping brick-and-mortar businesses compete, succeed and flourish in these rapidly changing times is the core problem we are trying to solve.”

The San Francisco-based company reported $1.9 billion in revenue in the nine months ending Sept. 30 — more than tripling the $587 million posted

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I’m A Celebrity filming KICKS OFF as helicopters spotted near Gwrych Castle in Wales

I’M A CELEBRITY… GET ME OUT OF HERE! 2020: Who are the celebrities?

Name: SIR MO FARAH CBE

Age: 37

Claim to fame: The most successful British track athlete in Olympic Games history 

Phobias: Any animal that moves

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the castle: It will be nice for people to see me doing something other than running

Role in the camp: Cook

Miss most: Coffee, my wife and children

Dream campmate: Samuel L Jackson would be pretty cool

Relationship status: Married

Name: SHANE RICHIE

Age: 56  

Phobias: Human faeces. If I see one, it is over! I am hoping the camp toilet will be enclosed

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the castle: Nothing. I don’t think I am that interesting

Role in the camp: Person who will muck in with anything 

Miss most: My family and routine at home

Dream campmate: Eric Cantona, any

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A law firm has stopped representing the Trump campaign in a Pennsylvania suit.

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, the law firm leading the Trump campaign’s efforts to cast doubt on the presidential election results in Pennsylvania, abruptly withdrew from a federal lawsuit that it filed days earlier on behalf of President Trump.

“Plaintiffs and Porter Wright have reached a mutual agreement that plaintiffs will be best served if Porter Wright withdraws,” the law firm said in a federal court filing.

The firm’s withdrawal followed an article in The New York Times on Monday describing internal tensions at the firm about its work for Mr. Trump’s campaign in Pennsylvania, where the campaign has filed several lawsuits alleging voting irregularities. (The state’s attorney general said recently that here is no evidence of widespread problems.)

Some Porter Wright employees said they were concerned that the firm was being used to undercut the integrity of the electoral process. One of the firm’s lawyer resigned in protest over

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