Colorado and at least twenty-two other U.S. states and the District of Columbia have legalized some form of use of marijuana. U.S. federal law, however, still prohibits the possession, distribution and use of marijuana. Recent bankruptcy case dismissals reveal that though marijuana businesses may be legal under state law, because they violate federal drug law, such businesses are ineligible for relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
The Jones opinion is a bridge too far, simply because however eloquently the trial court articulates the problem of delayed justice, it fails to confront its own federal post-conviction delays which hinder justice and therefore can be accused of sheer hypocrisy in claiming that state law alone is the root of the problem.
What she could safely say was that never sent or received any classified information previously marked "Confidential," "Secret," or "Top Secret" using private email, although as the originator of e-mails it was incumbent upon her to classify any of her own composed messages with a proper designation before sending it out.
In a recent decision in the bankruptcy case In re Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc., the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware ruled that the automatic stay in bankruptcy was inapplicable to, and, accordingly, did not bar a labor union from contacting the bankrupt casino hotel’s customers and potential customers and discouraging them from doing business with the casino hotel. In reaching its decision, the court determined that the federal Norris-LaGuardia Act trumps the stay, which is automatically triggered upon the filing of a bankruptcy case.