Germany Takes Bold Step: Recreational Cannabis Now Legalized Despite Opposition

Berlin, Germany – In a historic move that has drawn both praise and criticism, Germany has become the largest European Union country to legalize recreational cannabis. This decision comes despite fierce objections from opposition politicians and medical associations. Under the new law, adults over the age of 18 are now allowed to possess up to 25 grams of dried cannabis and cultivate up to three marijuana plants at home. These changes position Germany alongside Malta and Luxembourg as one of the most lenient countries in Europe when it comes to cannabis legislation. The Netherlands, known … Read more

Opposition Parties in South Sudan Vocal Against New Electoral Law Ahead of Historic General Election

JUBA, South Sudan — Opposition parties in South Sudan are expressing strong criticism of a recently implemented electoral regulation, claiming that it is designed to exclude them from the upcoming general election. This election will mark the first democratically elected government in the world’s youngest nation. The Coalition of Opposition Parties has submitted a petition to the country’s Political Party Council, demanding the repeal of the $50,000 registration fee imposed on parties intending to field candidates in the forthcoming polls. The People’s Progressive Party, SSOA, Coalition of Opposition Parties, and United People’s Party are among … Read more

Rising Opposition to Restrictive Covenant Agreements Sparks Federal and State Actions: Impact on Companies and Employees Revealed

MILWAUKEE, WI – The use of restrictive covenant agreements by companies to safeguard their business interests is facing scrutiny from federal and state governments. Despite bipartisan efforts in Congress falling short, federal agencies and state legislatures are actively pursuing measures to limit the implementation of such agreements. In 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) released their Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals, focusing on no-poaching and wage-fixing agreements that fall under antitrust law. This guidance allowed employers to defend their restrictive covenants by proving the necessity of protecting legitimate business … Read more

Israeli Lawyer Defies Violent Opposition and Returns to UC Berkeley to Deliver Speech on Freedom of Speech and Discourse

BERKELEY, Calif. — An Israeli lawyer whose speech was disrupted by a violent mob at the University of California Berkeley is scheduled to return to campus this evening. Lawyer Ran Bar-Yoshafat, a veteran of the Israeli Defense Force, will deliver a revised speech at the event, sponsored by Tikvah Students for Israel and other pro-Israel groups, according to reports. Bar-Yoshafat’s new remarks will address the protest that led to the cancellation of his original speech. Pro-Palestinian demonstrators shouted Bar-Yoshafat down, causing campus police to escort attendees out the back door of the auditorium. Bar-Yoshafat expressed … Read more