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Massachusetts voters want lawmakers to legalize marijuana

Massachusetts voters want lawmakers to legalize marijuana

Massachusetts could soon legalize widely controversial recreational drug marijuana as voters overwhelmingly approved the proposal in the recently held election.

Results of non-binding Public Policy Questions (PPQ) placed on ballot on Tuesday showed that a notable majority of voters are ready for legalization of marijuana in all 14 districts.

Federal Judge to announce Final Decision on Detroit’s Bankruptcy

Federal Judge to announce Final Decision on Detroit’s Bankruptcy

A federal judge will pronounce a final judgment on the largest public bankruptcy of United States. Judge Steven Rhodes assured that he will give his final decision regarding the case on Friday afternoon in a downtown courtroom. The judge has to make a decision whether to approve Detroit's $18 billion bankruptcy plan.

Rhodes has to determine whether the plan is fair and feasible and whether to accept or overrule the objections that will be raised by retirees.

Gay marriage Ban in Missouri unconstitutional, Says Judge

Gay marriage Ban in Missouri unconstitutional, Says Judge

On Wednesday, a Missouri judge ruled that state's gay marriage ban was unconstitutional and ordered St. Louis to begin issuing marriage licenses to couples who want to get married.

According to a statement from St. Louis County, it would abide by the decision that advocates have ordered to apply statewide.

St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison said, "The Court finds and declares that any same-sex couples that satisfies all the requirements for marriage under Missouri law, other than being of different sexes, is legally entitled to a marriage license".

NH voters beware: ‘ballot selfies’ are illegal

NH voters beware: ‘ballot selfies’ are illegal

New Hampshire voters who cast votes for their favorite candidates on Tuesday should think twice before sharing the images of their marked ballots via social media as a new state new prohibits such action.

Approved in June 2014, the new law prohibits voters from capturing digital images or photos of their marked ballots and sharing them through social-networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. Violation of the so-called 'ballot selfies' law attracts a fine of $1000.

New Hampshire’s ‘ballot selfies’ law challenged in court

New Hampshire’s ‘ballot selfies’ law challenged in court

The ACLU of New Hampshire on Friday filed a lawsuit against the state, challenged its new law that prohibits voters from capturing and showing 'ballot selfies'.

Many voters in the past captured photos of their ballots and posted them on social media sites like Facebook. The controversial law, passed by New Hampshire earlier this year, purposely prohibits voters from posting selfies after voting.

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