December 5, 2012 |
On the eve of marijuana becoming legal in Washington state, the Justice Department warned that the possession, growing or use of the drug remains illegal under federal law. "Regardless of any changes in state law, including the change that will go into effect on Dec. 6 in Washington state, growing, selling or possessing any amount of marijuana remains illegal under federal law," said a statement issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle on...
August 1, 2012 |
The House Ethics Committee on Wednesday called for the full chamber to reprimand Rep. Laura Richardson, accusing the California Democrat of breaking federal law, violating House rules and obstructing the committee's investigation. In an unusually harsh report , the panel found that Richardson flouted the law by "improperly using House resources for campaign, personal, and nonofficial purposes; by requiring or compelling her official staff to perform campaign work," and...
March 19, 2012 |
Robert and Karen Capato's twins were born in 2003 — 18 months after Robert Capato's death. And in its first review of "posthumous conception," the Supreme Court on Monday struggled to align modern reproductive techniques to a federal law written in 1939. In the end, the justices generally sounded disinclined to award Social Security survivor benefits to the Capato children. Theirs is among about 100 cases brought by children of artificial insemination born after the death of a father that the Social...
September 13, 2013 |
From the beginning, Washington was not quite a real city, more of an idea and an ideal laid out on the marshy lowlands of the Potomac River. Other cities — Chicago and New York — grew fast, and tall, with a nervous eye on the competition and an obsession with the record books. Washington was different, a city based on a European plan, an ambitious framework of avenues that were too wide and roads that were too many, so that the city always seemed a little empty, unfinished, struggling to fill in its vast...
February 22, 2013 |
Angelica Chavis, a third-year law student in North Carolina, received her prized eagle feather from a tribal elder at age 7, when she was crowned Little Miss Lumbee. And she's planning to keep it, even if it's against federal law. "It's something I've earned, and it was given to me as an honor," said Chavis, 23. She and other members of the Lumbee Tribe, the largest in North Carolina, say they're feeling like second-class citizens these days because of a new Obama administration policy.
September 7, 2009 |
When Elaine Cioni found out that her married boyfriend had other girlfriends, she became obsessed, federal prosecutors say. So she turned to YourHackerz.com. And for only $100, YourHackerz.com provided Cioni, then living in Northern Virginia, with the password to her boyfriend's AOL e-mail account, court records show. For another $100, she got her boyfriend's wife's e-mail password. And then the passwords of at least one other girlfriend and the boyfriend's two children. None had any clue what Cioni was doing, they...