Lynch Confirmed as Next Attorney General

Yesterday’s News – April 24, 2015   Lynch Confirmed as US Attorney General Loretta Lynch was finally confirmed yesterday as the nation’s next attorney general, replacing Eric Holder and becoming the first African American woman in this position. Though her tenure could be as short as 18 months, leaving her little time to make major policy […]

Yesterday’s News – January 19, 2015

because nobody’s ready for today yet     On a day traditionally reserved to honor one of our country’s most important civil rights leaders, we must remember Dr. King’s legacy and reflect both on how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go. Thank you, freedom fighters, of the past, present, and […]

AG Nominee on Cannabis — A Lynchian Mystery

  Over the weekend, President Obama officially announced Loretta Lynch, two-time United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, as his nominee for Attorney General. The Harvard-educated prosecutor, who has no personal ties to the president and is generally thought of as a qualified, solid choice, would be the first African American woman to […]

Scheduling Issues

    With one of the more intrepid strategies the cannabis community has seen, a group of defendants in California are looking to redefine the terms of their criminal charge for growing marijuana on national forest land. They are questioning the constitutionality of cannabis’s classification as a Schedule I controlled substance, and a federal judge in Sacramento has agreed to allow the defense […]

What’s Holder Holding?

  In another enigmatic declaration (or was it just an echo from his interview with the Huffington Post back in April?), U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder described his perspective on legal cannabis in Colorado and Washington as “cautiously optimistic” to CNN on Monday. While he was not exactly resolute in his support – he still referred to the situation as a “problem” […]