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Federal Corner: Medical Marijuana and Supervised Release

[Note:  Mea Culpa.  If you thought that my last column – “Fingerprints, Thumbprints and Compelled Biometric Scans to Unlock Encrypted Devices” — was confusing, you were correct.  We unintentionally sent in what was supposed to run in the VOICE along with an earlier draft of the introduction to the column.  So, what you had was,

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Shout Outs

Congratulations to Troy McKinney, who received the Tom Garner Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Named after former TBLS Chairman Tom Garner, the award is given to an individual “who best epitomizes the best ideals of voluntary service by their knowledge, dedication, hard work and integrity.” You’re a rock star, Troy!

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Executive Director’s Perspective: A New Year at TCDLA

There is always strength in numbers. The more individuals or organizations that you can rally to your cause, the better. —Mark Shields I hope everyone started off the new year with a bang! It seems like each year, time passes faster and faster. We become burdened by more responsibilities and others’ expectations. With all these

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Federal Corner: Fingerprints, Thumbprints and Compelled Biometric Scans to Unlock Encrypted Devices

On November 22, 2019, United States Magistrate Judge Sunil R. Harjani of the Eastern Division of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered an order holding that compelling the defendant to place his fingers and thumbs on his iPhone home button in an attempt to unlock the phone would not

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