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Codeine Complexity in the Court of Criminal Appeals

September 22, 2021, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals released its decision in Biggers v. State. The case centered on a relatively convoluted group of statutes concerning the possession of codeine and codeine mixtures. The decision in that case brought a win for...

SAFE Banking Act: a win for marijuana reform

With the legalization of marijuana in various states over the past several years, a problem had developed related to the ability of legitimate marijuana businesses to deposit earnings in a bank account. Banks are subject to federal regulation, oversight, and...

Texas AG Ken Paxton Fails to Understand Basic Law (Again)

Update: On January 27, 2021, a federal judge in Texas granted Paxton’s request for a temporary restraining order to block President Biden’s 100-day moratorium on deportations. I would anticipate this won’t be the end of the suit, and (having read the 18-page opinion...

What Is An Affidavit of Probable Cause (PC Affidavit)?

Any time a person is arrested, whether pursuant to a warrant, or for an offense committed in the presence of a cop, police are required to justify the arrest in a written sworn document. This document is then presented to a judge/magistrate either before arrest (in...

Communications Decency Act Section 230: What the Fuss Is About

Last week, President Trump threatened to veto the annual National Defense Authorization Act (a defense spending bill) unless Congress agrees to repeal Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Despite there being virtually no chance Section 230 is repealed,...

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