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Facts Should Determine Marijuana Debate

Marijuana legalization is a controversial topic on both the state and federal level. While there is no shortage of opinions on the topic, there aren’t a lot of facts. Thankfully, that could soon change with the introduction of the Marijuana Data Collection Act. The federal

How Hemp Became Criminal in the United States

How Hemp Became Criminal in the United States

As New Jersey begins to talk about marijuana legalization, the value of hemp should not be overlooked. Hemp and marijuana are both from the species cannabis. However, because hemp contains nearly no delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it can’t be used as a psychoactive drug. Rather, it has

Appointing the Next U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Appointing the Next U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Last November, during the Presidential election, was the time to express concern for the ideological makeup of the United States Supreme Court for this generation   Not now.  It is too late. When America voted for Donald Trump as President, they may or may not have

Can Equal Rights Amendment Rise From the Ashes?

Can the Equal Rights Amendment Rise from the Ashes?

Illinois is the latest state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. While this is certainly notable progress, it may not help the amendment become part of the U.S. Constitution. The Equal Rights Amendment, which was first presented to the states for ratification in 1972, contained

Alexander Hamilton & Richard F. Turner

Alexander Hamilton Finally Gets a Law Degree

While many of the country’s founding fathers practiced law, until the 20th Century, a law degree was not required to do so.  Neither Alexander Hamilton or Franklin Delano Roosevelt had university law degree.  Alexander Hamilton will finally get one — Albany Law School plans to

Supreme Court Review

Top U.S. Supreme Court Decisions of 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court returned to full strength in 2017 with the nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch. He was sworn in on April 10, 2017, despite a Democratic filibuster. As expected, Justice Gorsuch has voted very conservatively since joining the bench. The Trump Administration has

NJ Gas Tax

NJ Gas Tax Makes Tesla an Attractive Option

In States like New Jersey where cars are a necessity rather than a luxury, one would not think a gas tax is a fair source for state revenue.  When the NJ State Legislature decided otherwise and voted for a 23-cent per gallon gas tax, electric