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Obama Pardons 17 Mostly Nonviolent Offenders

President Obama pardons 17

On Friday, President Obama gave pardons to 17 people, largely nonviolent offenders who had committed minor crimes. The Presidential pardon is certainly nothing new to American politics. Almost every president issues a pardon every now and then. Most pardons tend to take place at the end of the year or at the end of a… Read more »

Marijuana Cannon Not Needed, Florida To Legalize Medical Pot

Marijuana Cannon Not Needed, Florida To Legalize Medical Pot

Tallahassee, FL – A marijuana cannon may soon be unnecessary to get illegal drugs into Florida. A new Florida bill seeks to legalize medical marijuana for those suffering from debilitating medical conditions. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, efforts to legalize marijuana, or cannabis, for medical purposes has been picking up steam in recent years…. Read more »

Bipartisan Bill To Force Patent Trolls To Pay Legal Costs

Bipartisan Bill to Force Patent Trolls to pay legal costs

Two congressmen from opposite sides of the political aisle have joined together to introduce The SHIELD Act (H.R. 845, pdf), a bipartisan bill that will force “patent trolls” to pay legal costs if they lose a lawsuit. Representative Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) joined Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) for a press conference to announce the new bill, which… Read more »