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Today in History: Alcohol Prohibition Went Into Effect

On January 17, 1920, the United States of America became officially “dry” as prohibition formally went into effect. The Eighteenth Amendment, which prohibited “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors … for beverage purposes,” was itself ratified on January 16, 1919, but it was agreed that it would not go into effect for a Read More

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Pre-Employment Drug Tests for Weed Outlawed in Philadelphia

Pre-employment drug tests can be a significant hurdle to getting a job, particularly for medical marijuana patients. Fortunately for them, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has signed bill No. 200625 into law, which will make it illegal for most employers to force potential employees to undergo drug testing for marijuana. This law will also apply to Read More

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Criminal Law update: DUI, gun charges dismissed

Philadelphia results: Client was facing charges of Firearms not to be carried without a license, a felony of the third degree; carrying a firearm in a public place in Philadelphia, a misdemeanor of the first degree among other charges. Client hired Criminal Defense Lawyer Thomas D. Kenny of Kenny, Burns & McGill to defend him. Read More

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