On the first of the new year, Colorado residents lined up at specialty shops across the state to legally purchase marijuana for recreational use for the first time. Buyers, age 21 and older, can only purchase small amounts of the retail pot at a time and can not consume it in public. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading
In our news wrap Friday, Target confirmed that hackers stole PIN numbers during a major security breach in November and December. But the retail giant said it believes the information is secure because the data was strongly encrypted. Also, a federal judge in New York ruled the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records is legal. Continue reading
The State of Arizona faced off against the U.S. Justice Department in court Thursday over the controversial immigration law set to go into effect next week. Ray Suarez discusses the legal dispute with two law professors, one a critic of the law, and another who helped write it. Continue reading
In 2005, the Authors Guild brought a lawsuit against Google for digitally scanning books without permission of the books’ authors. In November 2009, a court approved an amended settlement between the Guild and Google that gives authors the option of opting out.
The Supreme Court in California ruled Thursday that barring lesbian and gay couples from marrying is unconstitutional, clearing the way for the nation’s most populous state to join Massachusetts as the second state to allow same-sex marriages. Continue reading