In the past several years, state legislatures across the country have passed anti-protest laws designed to curb the rights of political protesters and increase their exposure to criminal penalties. Continue reading “State Anti-Protest Laws and Their Constitutional Implications”
A panel decided Tuesday to move forward on a way to legalize marijuana for all purposes for people age 21 and older in South Dakota but keeping the current medical-cannabis program in place for people younger than 21.
The 8-2 recommendation came from the Legislature’s subcommittee on adult-use marijuana. The next steps are for the full marijuana study committee to decide whether the proposed bill should proceed and then to seek a green light from the Legislature’s Executive Board.
If those clearances occur, the legislation would be introduced in the 2022 session that opens in January. The bill would then go through the standard process of committee action and possibly votes by the 70-member House of Representatives and the 35-member Senate.
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A marijuana lobbying organization isn’t waiting on the South Dakota Supreme Court to decide if cannabis is outright legal for adult use in the Mount Rushmore State. Continue reading “Group working to give SD voters another chance at legalizing marijuana”
Criminal profiling and its role in law enforcement – As far back as the late 19th century, investigators used psychology to understand and attempt to apprehend infamous killers such as Jack the Ripper. Continue reading “Criminal profiling and its role in law enforcement”
The Justice Department announced it resolved a civil rights review of the South Dakota Unified Judicial System (UJS) that will improve access to state courts for people with limited English proficiency (LEP). Continue reading “Justice Dept. Resolves Civil Rights Review of SD Unified Judicial System”
The South Dakota Supreme Court has expanded its professional conduct rules so that lawyers can more thoroughly advise clients regarding marijuana. Continue reading “Justices add a marijuana rule for lawyers”
A majority of South Dakota voters said yes to a new constitutional amendment to give victims of crimes their own “bill of rights.” Continue reading “Victims of crime say their rights are being ignored”
Marsy’s Law, which guarantees victims’ rights in the South Dakota constitution, is falling short. Continue reading “Is Marsy’s Law affecting your rights?”
Minnehaha County commissioners fear law enforcement could be overrun with calls if medical marijuana is widely accessible. Continue reading “Minnehaha commissioners fear police will be overrun with calls”