Is Animal Sacrifice Legal in the USA?

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We always think of animal sacrifice as an ancient ritual, but many people still practice it today. This sparked some controversy in Florida in the late 1980s, leading to a landmark Supreme Court decision in Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc. v. Hialeah. This case still influences religious freedom law today, even being cited in the courts’ decisions to strike down President Donald Trump’s so-called Muslim Ban.

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Scales of Justice: Legal Ramifications for Sign Language Interpreters

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The 2016 court decision, Clarence Cepheus Taylor, III v. State of Maryland is important for interpreters to understand. It establishes safeguards to protect Deaf people’s Constitutional rights as well as allowing the court to hold interpreters accountable for their interpretations. More at:

Legal Ayahuasca Healings Church in America – Blessing by James ‘Flaming Eagle’ Mooney, ONAC

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Legal Ayahuasca Healings Church in America:

This Blessing from James ‘Flaming Eagle’ Mooney was given on Dec 10, 2015, from the Oklevueha Native American Church, to the Ayahuasca Healings Church in America.

This Blessing gives the complete legal protection of the Native American Church, to our Ayahuasca Healings Church, and all it’s members to be able to sit with Mother Ayahuasca in America, legally.

How is there a legal Ayahuasca Church in America? The full answer can be found here:

Legal Marijuana Holland YouTube3b driving cannabis social club legallize retail shop

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“Marihuana” is one of the two correct spellings of this word.
However, those who hate Spanish speakers may consider the word to be slang like all Spanish origin words.

NORML Canada 1998 Editorial Position on Marijuana and Driving :

NORML Canada does not believe that testing drivers for violation of the law, using the presence of THC in the blood as the basis, has validity since there is no correlation between marijuana induced impairment and THC measured in the blood, according to research.

Until driving violation citations are based upon measurable impairment (ostensibly produced by marijuana, or synthetic versions of it), NORML Canada opposes the current laws and enforcement against driving under the influence of marijuana, using blood tests for THC as the testing method, or any other simple measure of THC in the body, including breath tests, unless measurements for THC from such tests have been proven to correlate with driving impairment. UMBERTO IORFIDA, PREZ.

Superstition and ignorance are utterly destroyed by scientific research, the basis of modern civilization.

Don’t allow ignorance, superstition, and extremism to destroy the institutions of science that separate SUCCESS from FAILURE in our modern world. Please EDUCATE yourself before jumping to erroneous conclusions.

Colorado: about a year after legalization of marihuana in Colorado in November 2012, the media reported a HUGE decrease in traffic accidents in Colorado. Dr. Robert Melamede, cannabis researcher, can direct anyone to that study.

Quote from scientist concerning “marihuana and driving”, from this paper::

“A study of chronic heavy marijuana users which included those who drove trucks, buses and taxis concluded that, no real consequence of prolonged use of the drug was uncovered.”

Rental car companies at Amsterdam Schipol Airport don’t care if you use weed and drive their cars, since there is apparently a negative correlation between traffic accidents and marihuana usage discovered by those rental car companies. Banning marihuana usage on highways will increase accidents and death.

Driving and marihuana (click on URL):

NORML US Driving and Marijuana page:

“Soft drugs should be legalized; hard drugs on prescription”, November 1997 European Parliament.


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Church Refuses Weddings Until Same Sex Marriage is Legal

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“A Winston-Salem-based United Methodist church has announced that it will stop performing straight weddings until same-sex marriage is legalized in North Carolina.

The Green Street United Methodist Church announced its decision in a powerful, deeply affirming statement asking the congregation’s pastors to perform marital blessings in lieu of official marriage rites.”*

The Green Street United Methodist Church in North Carolina is taking a stand for gay marriage- refusing to perform any weddings until gay couples can be legally married in the state too. Will it work? Is religion inherently opposed to gay rights, or just the mainstream take on it? Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola (Host, TYT University) discuss.

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HLS in the Community | Innovative Legal Services in an Era of Uncertainty

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In a session hosted by the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, speakers discussed how lawyers, community organizations, private law firms, and state/local governments can leverage technological innovation, methods of creative community organizing, and different revenue streams to respond to the needs of low-income communities. The session was led by Community Lawyering Clinical Instructor Eloise Lawrence and featured panelists Jenna Collins ’11, Judge Fern A. Fisher ’78, Michael Grinthal J.D./M.P.A. ’06, Harvard Law School Professor Martha Minow, and Blake Strode ’15.

The Innovative Legal Services in an Era of Uncertainty session was part of the HLS in the Community bicentennial celebration which took place at Harvard Law School on Friday, April 20, 2018. For more on HLS’ Bicentennial events, go to:

Where is “prostitution” legal in Nevada?

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Top Las Vegas criminal defense attorney discusses where prostitution is legal in Nevada.

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Many people are under the false belief that solicitation and prostitution are legal across Nevada. In fact, prostitution is illegal in Nevada except for a in licensed and regulated brothels in a few rural counties.

Nevada law prohibits prostitution in counties with 400,000 or more residents. This disqualifies Clark County, which includes Las Vegas. And the local governments of Douglas, Lincoln, and Washoe Counties and Carson City have banned prostitution as well. Police in these areas often conduct undercover sting operations to bust people engaging in or soliciting prostitution.

Legal prostitution may occur only in licensed brothels in the remaining Nevada counties that have not outlawed prostitution. The following are some rules that licensed brothels must abide by:

• Nevada brothel prostitutes have to submit to regular HIV and STD testing.

• Nevada brothel prostitutes must use condoms.

• Nevada brothels cannot be near a school or a church.

• Nevada brothels cannot be on a principal street.

• Nevada brothels cannot advertise in counties that prohibit prostitution.

In addition, sex workers must be employed by Nevada brothels by their own free will. They have to be adults, hold work cards, and get paid fair wages for their services in Nevada.

Currently, there are about two-dozen brothels throughout eight Nevada counties. Recently, Nevada law has been changed to permit male prostitutes to work in licensed brothels as well.


Nevada judges often hand down stricter sentences to prostitutes than to customers. This is because prostitutes are often repeat-offenders with extensive criminal records. Meanwhile, many johns have never been arrested before.

Prostitution and solicitation are charged as misdemeanors in Nevada. People convicted of prostitution face of fines of up to $1,000, and/or up to 6 months in jail.


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Cannabis Church SUES San Diego After Police Raid For Violating Religious Freedom

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A Cannabis Church in California is suing their local sheriff’s department for raiding their church and seizing $30,000 worth of marijuana. Cannabis is accepted by the church as central and vital to their beliefs, and want the authorities who raided them to be held accountable for violating their right to religious freedom. Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio and Peter Mougey discuss this.

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Cannabis Church, there was a raid on these folks they call The Cannabis Church. And they’re saying that the police came in. They took $30,000. They took cannabis. They cleaned them up. They just said, “You’re out of business.” Well, the group is saying, “No, we’re not out of business because we’re a church. We’re a cannabis church. We have an association of faith and we have the right to protection as a church.” It’s really no different. It’s no different from the Rastafarians. The Rastafarians say, “We have a right to use marijuana.” These people are saying the same thing. They’re saying, “Look.”

This isn’t … Yeah.

Yeah. This hasn’t been tested. Here’s the problem they have with this. Okay, so get ready if you’re part of the Cannabis Church. Dude.

It’s clever. It’s clever.

It is clever.

You’ve got to give it to them.

But the dude abides and all that, I don’t think the dude’s going to abide here because what you’re going to find is that there are statutes in place. There’s state statute. The statute says that you have to comply with certain registration, certain tax requirements, certain health requirements. There’s all these things you have to do before you can call yourself a church. It’s a pretty lengthy process. And in addition to that, you have to do those things in order to sell cannabis. So it’s kind of a loser, I think. I don’t think they’re going to prevail on the first … On this idea of religion. But I wonder. As I looked at this story, I kind of wondered. Is this Sessions overreacting? Is this part of Sessions saying, “We’re going to clamp down on marijuana out in California because they’re ignoring us”? What’s your take?

[crosstalk 00:01:37] easy target off the, as far as somebody claiming this is a religion. I think they went a little too far. It could be Sessions. I’ll tell you what, though, I don’t think that they needed to push the church issue. They’re in California. It doesn’t really make any sense.

Well, I mean maybe somebody says, the ACLU says, “Well, we want to test and see if you’ve got a right under church.” Hey, listen. With Scientology, Scientology is a religion if you look at the IRS and you look at the way the government looks at Scientology. And from whatever planet Scientology comes from, they feel like they have enough, “Yeah, we can qualify as religion.” I think this is a loser. But I think under the right circumstances, I think it probably could’ve prevailed. But it had to be set up better. You had to at least comply with statutory … When you say … We have to actually be set up as a church and we have to say that maybe cannabis was part of sacrament, like the Catholic Church may say wine is part of the sacrament. They say cannabis is part of the-

Was it the feds that went after him or was it the local sheriff’s department? Because I think either way, it really is kind of a crazy story that they’ve decided to …

Let’s follow this one and see whether The Cannabis Church makes it through this one.