Local D.C. Newspaper Will Pay Your Marijuana Fine
Local D.C. Newspaper Will Pay Your Marijuana Fine
Apple Loses Bid to Disqualify Antitrust Monitor
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Washington, D.C. is on the eve of enacting a new law that decriminalizes the possession of less than an ounce of marijuana for personal use. Before midnight on Wednesday, it could cost you six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if you’re caught sneaking around with the sticky icky. But starting on Thursday, a little bit of weed in the pocket will set you back a mere $25 — and Washington City Paper wants to pick up the tab.isparity in pot arrests is getting worse. The Washington City Paper editors write: At Washington City Paper, we think the new law is a big improvement: For one, the vast majority of people arrested for possession of marijuana in D.C. are black, and the racial disparity in pot arrests is getting worse. For another, why should the other Washington be more progressive than we are? But we're also curious to see how it'll be enforced. So we'll make an offer to the large, large numbers of people living here who have at some point possessed pot: If you get a citation under the new law, send us a picture of the citation and tell us your story, and if you're one of the first five people we hear from at email@example.com, we'll pay your $25 fine.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said a lower court judge did not abuse her discretion in rejecting Apple's bid to disqualify Michael Bromwich as monitor. Bromwich, a lawyer, was installed in October 2013 by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote, three months after she found Apple had played a "central role" in a conspiracy with publishers to raise e-book prices, the subject of litigation brought by the U.S. government and more than 30 U.S. states. Apple has since repeatedly sought Bromwich's ouster. It has accused him of collaborating improperly with the plaintiffs, being too aggressive in examining its business practices and demanding interviews with executives, and charging excessive fees that began at $1,100 an hour before being reduced. Writing for the appeals court, Circuit Judge Dennis Jacobs said some of Apple's allegations against Bromwich "give pause," particularly one instance in which Bromwich worked with the plaintiffs in opposing a court motion filed by Apple and submitted an affidavit in support. But he said that on the record, "we cannot say that the district court abused its discretion" in finding that this did not require Bromwich's disqualification.
Mississippi authorities said they have made a ninth arrest in connection with the May 9 shooting deaths of two Hattiesburg police officers. Officials say twenty-five year old Brodrick Kendell Varnado, of Hattiesburg has been charged with accessory after the fact of capital murder in the deaths of officers Benjamin Deen,and Liquori Tate. Tate and Deen both died of gunshot wounds suffered during a traffic stop near downtown Hattiesburg. They are the first officers killed in the southern Mississippi city in more than 30 years.
A monitoring group says Islamic State militants have killed 20 men at the ancient theatre inside the Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra in central Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says residents were rounded up and forced to watch the men being shot. The group says about 240 people - mostly soldiers - have now been killed by IS since it overran the town last week. The killings come as there are fears that IS may destroy the 2,000-year-old Roman-era ruins.
Rub a dub dub, that's North West in the tub! Kim Kardashian shared an adorable photo on Instagram of her daughter taking a bath, and the almost two-year-old little girl looks elated to soaking up the suds. With soap all over her face and a grin the size of the bath itself, North must've been getting clean by kids' classic "No Tears" shampoo because she looks to be doing everything but crying. Mama Kim simply captioned the pic, "LOLZ." Even though everyone usually sees North out and about, dressed her in best outfits or her ballet tutu, it's cute to see little Nori just being a regular kid.
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