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Tagged With: Judiciary

House Judiciary Democrats Call For Marijuana Hearing

Earlier today in Washington, DC, Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), requesting a hearing on the recent revocation of the Cole Memo by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Cole Memo, was a Justice Department memorandum, authored by former US Deputy Attorney General James Cole in … Continue reading »

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Congressman Jerry Nadler Wins Ranking Member On Judiciary Committee

NORML Board Chair Steve Dillon with Rep. Jerry Nadler during the 2017 National NORML Lobby Day. During a House Democrats meeting on Wednesday morning, the caucus elected marijuana reform supporter Representative Jerry Nadler (D-NY) to be the party leader on the powerful Judiciary Committee. Rep. Nadler has earned an “A+” rating on the NORML Scorecard for his support … Continue reading »

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Senate Judiciary Advances the Nomination of Marijuana Prohibitionist Jeff Sessions to be the Attorney General

Unfortunately, but not unexpectedly, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the confirmation of Jeff Sessions to be the next US Attorney General on a party line vote of 11 to 9. There a numerous groups in the criminal justice advocacy space, ranging from the NAACP to the ACLU who are opposed Senator Sessions becoming the nation’s … Continue reading »

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#TakeAction – Call the Judiciary Committee Today to Protect Marijuana Progress

On January 10th and 11th, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on the nomination of Jeff Sessions to become the next Attorney General. Over the course of these two days, marijuana reformers and citizens alike from around the country will be calling members of the committee to have them ask a simple question: Does … Continue reading »

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