New York City Housing Authority order to pay $57 million to Dakota Taylor

BRONX, New York — The New York City Housing Authority has been ordered to pay a mother $57 million after the jury found that NYCHA is the one responsible for her daughter’s alarmingly dangerous lead levels. In January 2010, a pediatrician doing an annual checkup discovered that Dakota was sick. Her blood tests revealed a…

Vermont Makes History By Legalizing Marijuana

VERMONT — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) on Monday signed into law House Bill 511, which legalizes the possession of up to one ounce of cannabis and removes penalties for possession of up to two mature marijuana plants and up to four immature plants. The legislation says nothing about creating a state market for recreational…

It’s Official! Marijuana Legalized in California on New Year’s Day

CALIFORNIA — Legal recreational marijuana officially became legal in California on Monday, twenty years following its vote to legalize pot for medicinal purposes. However, the legal sale of recreational marijuana is still limited; only about 90 businesses received state licenses to open Monday, with dispensaries concentrated in San Diego, Santa Cruz, the San Francisco Bay…

Medical use of cannabis officially legal in Poland

WARSAW, Poland — Poland has officially made the use of prescription cannabis legal. Under the new regulations, cannabis from imported plants can be used to make prescription drugs at Polish pharmacies. However, it has to be first registered with the Office for Registration of Medicinal Products. The Polish Pharmaceutical Chamber said that pharmacists are ready…

Kyona McGhee chosen for leadership event at Harvard Law

FLINT, Michigan — Kyona McGhee, of Flint, Michigan, a third-year student at WMU-Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills campus, was recently chosen to attend the National Women’s Law Students Organization’s (NWLSO) inaugural Ms. JD Leadership Academy at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Described as an “initiative created to further the mission of supporting and improving…

Detroit Attorney Aliyah Sabree Appointed to 36th District Court

DETROIT, Michigan — Governor Rick Snyder has appointed Aliyah Sabree to 36th District Court in Detroit. She replaces Judge Prentis Edwards Jr., who joined the Wayne County 3rd Circuit Court in July. Sabree has been associate general counsel for the city of Detroit Water & Sewerage Department since January and prior to that was the…

O.J. Simpson released after serving 9 years in Nevada prison

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Former football legend O.J. Simpson is now a free man after serving nine years for a botched hotel room heist in Las Vegas. Simpson was released at 12:08 a.m. PT on Sunday from Lovelock Correctional Center in northern Nevada. The department released video on social media of Simpson  as he left, wearing…

NFL Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson was granted parole on Thursday

NEVADA- O.J. Simpson was granted parole by Nevada on Thursday after serving nine years for robbery and kidnapping. The NFL Hall of Famer will become a free man on Oct. 1. The 70-year-old Simpson will complete the minimum nine years of a 33-year sentence. The hearing was chaired by Connie Bisbee, Tony Corda, and Adam…