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SOME BRIEF LEGAL MARIJUANA ADVICE
HOW PRIVATE ARE YOUR TRAVEL RECORDS?
WBEZ recently reported a situation where the Illinois Tollway, in response to a civil subpoena from a female’s ex-boyfriend (from whom she had a restraining order for stalking), released her travel information, car information, email, and cell number. This practice leaves many appalled. Now a state senator is trying to pass legislation that would prohibit such actions in civil cases (including divorce) and further require law enforcement to first get a warrant from a court before such release. TLB will keep a sharp eye on its progress!
HOW HAPPY ARE BEN & JERRY’S COWS—REALLY??
Back in 2018, the Organic Consumer’s Association (OCA) sued Ben & Jerry for deceptive marketing by claiming that it gets its ingredients from “happy cows”, claiming that those ingredients are “sourced from typical factory farms”. Just days ago, B&J agreed to cease such use, saying that “While we haven’t done an official survey of our cows happiness, we’re proud of the work we’ve done with Vermont’s family farmers”, adding that “happiness cannot be measured objectively”. Further they have taken any expression off of the faces of the cows on the containers, leaving us, I assume, to decide how happy they really are!
CAN WE DUEL?
A Kansas man, who claims that his ex-wife “destroyed him legally” when her lawyer asked an Iowa court to terminate his child visitations & order him to have a psychological exam, has asked that judge to allow a sword fight with the ex & her attorney. The man maintains that he is serious about the duel, that it’s never been banned in the US, and has been used as recently as1818 (in England). The judge? He says he won’t be issuing an order “anytime soon”!
BACK ON THE ROAD!
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has officially signed the License to Work Act. The act eliminates driver’s license suspensions for most nonmoving violations. This is a huge relief to many as the vigorous roller coaster of unpaid parking tickets often sends people into a cycle of poverty centered around the loss of transportation to and from work. Thousands of residents will be eligible for reinstatement of their driving privileges as soon as July 1, 2020.
Call us if you have questions regarding reinstatement of your driver’s liscence.
THEY SAID IT
“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might wind up someplace else.” Yankee catcher Yogi Berra
“The one good thing about national anthems is that we’re already on our feet, and therefore ready to run.” Author Ocean Vuong
“My ancestors wandered in the wilderness for 40 years because, even in biblical times, men would not stop to ask questions.” Elayne Boosler, comedian