Cannabis Firms Challenge Federal Restrictions, Cite Commerce Clause in Appeal

Washington, D.C. — A group of cannabis companies has announced plans to appeal a recent lawsuit dismissed by a federal judge, asserting that federal laws are impeding their ability to conduct business across state lines, thereby violating the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. This legal battle underlines the ongoing tension between federal restrictions and the burgeoning cannabis industry, which has been legalized in various forms in multiple states. The lawsuit originally aimed to challenge the federal government’s stringent control over cannabis production and distribution, a regulation rooted in the Controlled Substances Act that categorizes … Read more

Amos Miller Fights for Freedom to Sell Raw Milk Products Beyond Pennsylvania, Asserts Commonwealth’s Commerce Authority Overreach

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — Amos Miller, a Pennsylvania farmer, is seeking a court order that would allow him to sell his products outside the state. Miller’s lawyers argue that the current ban on sales, imposed by the Commonwealth, exceeds its authority in regulating commerce in other states. They believe this restriction would cause irreparable harm to Miller, his business, and his customers. Moreover, Miller’s legal team is requesting a clause in the court order that explicitly disavows his connection to a website falsely claiming to sell his products and orders the website owner to cease … Read more

Judge Abbe Fletman Takes on New Role Leading Philadelphia’s Commerce Court, Returning to Her Legal Roots

Philadelphia, PA – Judge Abbe Fletman has been appointed as the supervising judge of the commerce section in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. This move comes after Judge Nina Wright Padilla was elected as the president judge of the First Judicial District. Fletman, who has a background in practicing law in Philadelphia’s commerce court, expressed excitement about the opportunity, stating that it feels like going back to her roots. The commerce section of the court handles commercial and business-to-business disputes, as well as class actions and motions related to confessed judgments. Fletman has been … Read more