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New Jersey finally legalizes

Canada-based marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis pulled off a high sales volume during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic Denver Post via Getty Welcome to Insider Cannabis, our weekly newsletter where we're bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar global cannabis boom.Sign up here to get it in your inbox every week.Happy Friday readers,This week was dominated by the news that New Jersey finally legalized cannabis, months...
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United States: Merrick Garland's Comments Suggest Return To Cole-like Prioritization - Duane Morris LLP

During his confirmation hearing on February 22, 2021, Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland's comments hearkened back to the Obama-era de-prioritization
Tags: News, Obama, United States, Merrick Garland, Prioritization Duane Morris LLP


"Merrick Garland, cannabis policy, and restorative justice"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new commentary from John Hudak over at Brookings FixGov blog.  I recommend the piece in full, and here are excerpts: Judge Garland recognized two realities about cannabis enforcement — one not new to AG nominees, the other quite new.  First, he noted that non-violent, low-level cannabis enforcement is not an effective use of federal law enforcement resources.  There are plenty of other crimes that the Justice Department should be focused on.  ...
Tags: Law, Biden, Justice Department, Calif, Barbara Lee, AG, Garland, Brookings, NORML, John Hudak, Earl Blumenauer, Douglas A Berman, Merrick Garland


Merrick Garland Needs A Lot Of Lipstick To Pretty Up The Pig That The Justice Department Has Become

It's a tough job, but maybe someone who was supposed to be a Supreme Court justice can do it.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Government, Department Of Justice, Quote Of The Day, Merrick Garland, Justice Department Has Become


Morning Docket: 02.24.21

* A Texas electricity utility is being sued over alleged price gouging. Guess it's not normal to get an electric bill for nearly $10,000... [Houston Chronicle] * Immigration lawyers in Massachusetts are asking to be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. [Boston.com] * Check out this article about the best options for term limits at the Supreme Court. [Bloomberg Law] * Mitch McConnell is backing Merrick Garland's nomination to be Attorney General. [CBS News] * A Pennsylvania lawyer plea...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Cbs News, Boston, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Pennsylvania, Mitch McConnell, Philadelphia Inquirer, Houston Chronicle, ERCOT, Morning Docket, Merrick Garland, Bloomberg Law


Potent call for new Attorney General to address how "mass detention creates mass incarceration"

Alison Siegler and Kate M. Harris have this notable new New York Times op-ed under the headline "How Did the ‘Worst of the Worst’ Become 3 Out of 4?: Merrick Garland can bring bail reform to the federal justice system."  Here is how the efective piece gets started and concludes: Few see Judge Merrick Garland, President Biden’s pick for attorney general, as a progressive who will reform the criminal legal system. But the Biden administration recently acknowledged that mass incarceration does not...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, New York Times, Biden, Garland, James Carr, Douglas A Berman, Judicial Conference, Merrick Garland, Alison Siegler, Kate M Harris


Attorney/Capitol Insurrectionist Still Filing Motions About ‘Bizarre’ Developments — See Also

Getting Fired -- Twice -- Hasn't Stopped Him! Paul Davis, the attorney who attended the January 6th insurrection, is still busy filing motions. Biglaw To Government And Back Again: Don't expect Merrick Garland to do anything about it. Is Being Married To A Lawyer Worse Than Being One? No, but it still sucks. The Bar Exam Is Coming For Washington State: This is why we can't have nice things. DLA Piper Wants To Grow: Yes, even bigger.
Tags: Law, Washington, Paul Davis, Dla Piper, Don, Merrick Garland, See Also


Merrick Garland Asked To Put A Stop To Biglaw Revolving Door… He Won’t.

There's an opportunity here to discuss a persistent problem, but we're not going to get it.
Tags: Law, Government, Department Of Justice, Biglaw, Merrick Garland, Revolving Door Project


Garland 'hadn't thought' about whether illegal border crossings should remain a crime

Merrick Garland, President Biden’s pick to lead the Justice Department, said Monday he "hadn’t thought" about whether illegal entry at...
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Merrick Garland praised as Joe Biden's pick for attorney general, confirmation vote expected next week

President Joe Biden's attorney general nominee Merrick Garland was praised at his confirmation hearing Tuesday, signaling confirmation next week.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Joe Biden, Usa Today, Merrick Garland


US Capitol rioters ‘came prepared for war’, Senate hears in testimony

First congressional hearing on attack comes day after Merrick Garland said he would expand investigation into 6 January assaultUS politics – live updatesTestifying on Tuesday in the first congressional hearing on the US Capitol attack, the chief of Capitol police who resigned over the riot said the pro-Trump mob who stormed the building “came prepared for war”. Related: Ruling on Trump tax records could be costliest defeat of his losing streak Continue reading...
Tags: Senate, US, World news, US news, US politics, US Senate, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol, Merrick Garland, US Capitol breach


Biden's AG nominee Merrick Garland begins second day of Senate hearings

Merrick Garland, President Biden’s nominee for attorney general, is appearing for a second day before a Senate confirmation hearing...
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Merrick Garland draws sharp contrast with William Barr by saying 'it is plain to me' that systemic racism exists in US

Judge Merrick Garland was asked to define systemic racism, implicit bias and racism during the first day of his Senate confirmation hearing on Monday, and his answers laid out a stark contrast with the last Senate-confirmed attorney general from the Trump administration.
Tags: Senate, US, Cnn, Trump, Merrick Garland, William Barr


Merrick Garland's attorney general confirmation hearing: Day 2

The Senate holds a confirmation hearing for President Biden's nominee for attorney general Merrick Garland and other Cabinet roles. Follow here for the latest.
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Avlon: Why Garland's prosecution of OKC bomber matters today

CNN's John Avlon examines how Merrick Garland's prosecution of the Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh has prepared him for the upcoming legal proceedings brought against the rioters who stormed the Capitol on January 6.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Oklahoma City, Capitol, OKC, Garland, John Avlon, Timothy McVeigh, Merrick Garland, AVLON


10 Things in Politics: Our database of Trump's top enablers

Al Drago/Getty; Brendan Smialowski/Getty; Yana Paskova/Getty; Tom Williams/Getty; Dominique Faget/Getty; Olivier Douliery; Mikhail Klimentyev/Getty; Skye Gould/Insider Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:Exclusive: The 125 enablers who fueled Trump's rise.MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell s...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Usa, Bruce Springsteen, Texas, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, White House, Russia, US, West Virginia, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Nasa


10 Things in Politics: 125 of Trump's top enablers

Al Drago/Getty; Brendan Smialowski/Getty; Yana Paskova/Getty; Tom Williams/Getty; Dominique Faget/Getty; Olivier Douliery; Mikhail Klimentyev/Getty; Skye Gould/Insider Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:Exclusive: The 125 enablers who fueled Trump's rise.MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell s...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Usa, Bruce Springsteen, Texas, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, White House, Russia, US, West Virginia, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Nasa


Garland response to Cruz query about Cuomo investigation 'not good enough': Rep. Stefanik

Merrick Garland's response Monday to a question about a potential conflict of interest in any investigation of of New York Gov. Andrew...
Tags: New York, Cruz, Cuomo, Garland, Stefanik, Merrick Garland


Garland Lays Out Approach For DOJ’s Response To Jan. 6 Insurrection

During his confirmation hearing Monday, Judge Merrick Garland made two things clear about how, if he confirmed, he'd lead the Justice Department's response to the Jan. 6 insurrection. [Author: Tierney Sneed]
Tags: News, Doj, Justice Department, Tierney Sneed, Merrick Garland


Five Points About What We Learned From Merrick Garland’s Confirmation Hearing

The confirmation hearing for Merrick Garland — the moderate, well-liked federal appellate judge who was infamously denied a Supreme Court seat by Senate Republicans — did not exactly provide the kind of contentious, partisan fodder that accompanied past attorney general nominations. But that doesn’t mean Democrats and Republicans passed up an opportunity to use the proceedings to take swipes at department conduct during previous administrations. [Author: Tierney Sneed]
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Senate, Department Of Justice, Tierney Sneed, Merrick Garland, Five Points


Garland Tiptoes Around GOP Land Mines

Judge Merrick Garland bobbed and weaved around several GOP gripes about the Justice Department under previous Democratic administrations during what has so far been a crisp confirmation hearing for the attorney general nominee. After the top Republican on the committee signaled that there would be bipartisan support for his confirmation, Garland — who was boxed out by Republicans for a Supreme Court seat during the Obama presidency — is on a glide path to becoming attorney general. So far,...
Tags: News, Obama, Russia, Gop, Justice Department, Durham, Garland, U S Court of Appeals for the D C Circuit, Merrick Garland, Kate Riga, Republicans for a Supreme Court


Merrick Garland vows DOJ Cuomo nursing home probe will avoid conflicts of interest

Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland pledged Monday that the Justice Department would avoid conflicts of interest in any...
Tags: Justice Department, Merrick Garland, DOJ Cuomo


Tom Cotton Demands to Know if Merrick Garland Supports Equity

The Arkansas senator tries out an anti-anti-racism message.
Tags: Arkansas, Tom Cotton, Merrick Garland


AG nominee Merrick Garland passes on saying whether Chinese Communist Party a US 'enemy'

Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland concurred Monday with the U.S. intelligence community’s view that China is a “threat” to U.S....
Tags: China, US, Chinese communist party, AG, Merrick Garland


Garland Vows Sharp Focus on Capitol Riot as Attorney General

Merrick Garland is vowing to prioritize combating extremist violence with an initial focus on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol if he is confirmed as attorney general in President Joe Biden's administration.
Tags: Joe Biden, U S Capitol, Merrick Garland, Garland Vows Sharp Focus on Capitol Riot


What Mike Lee asked Biden’s pick for attorney general in Senate hearing

Utah Sen. Mike Lee asked Biden’s attorney general nominee Merrick Garland about gun rights in Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Monday.
Tags: Senate, Biden, Mike Lee, Senate Judiciary Committee, Merrick Garland, Utah Sen Mike Lee


'I am not the president's lawyer': Takeaways from Merrick Garland's confirmation hearing

Merrick Garland was questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee at a confirmation hearing for attorney general. Here are takeaways from the hearing.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Senate Judiciary Committee, Merrick Garland


Analysis: 6 takeaways from Merrick Garland's confirmation hearing

Republican Sen. Susan Collins will vote against the nomination of Neera Tanden to lead the Office of Management and Budget, dealing another blow to her chances of being confirmed after Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia announced his opposition last week.
Tags: News, West Virginia, Stories, Office of Management and Budget, Joe Manchin, Sen Susan Collins, Neera Tanden, Merrick Garland


6 takeaways from Merrick Garland's confirmation hearing

Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's attorney general nominee, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, vowing to preserve the integrity of the Justice Department and to fully prosecute the "heinous" crimes committed during the attack on the US Capitol last month.
Tags: Joe Biden, Cnn, Justice Department, Senate Judiciary Committee, US Capitol, Merrick Garland


Merrick Garland defends DOJ nominee Kristen Clarke, who called Blacks superior

Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland defended Kristen Clarke, the attorney tapped to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights...
Tags: Doj, Justice Department, Merrick Garland, Kristen Clarke