Legal Briefs: This Week in Law

January 6, 2014

Just because marijuana is legal in Colorado does not mean that lawyers may provide legal counsel to marijuana practitioners. (Time)

New York’s new mayor names the city’s new head lawyer. (NY Times)

Even in the age of cell phones and cameras, composite sketch artists can provide invaluable assistance to police departments. (Washington Post)

The Atlantic discusses why identification should be required to buy cough syrup but not to vote. (The Atlantic)

Some states and countries are beginning to take steps to provide rights for intersex people. (New Yorker)

Judge rules that a hospital must provide life support for a thirteen-year-old girl until January 7. (CNN)

Justice Sotomayor issues a temporary injunction blocking enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate against some religiously affiliated groups. (Christian Science Monitor)  But what is it exactly that these groups do not want to do? (Slate)

The California Supreme Court admits Sergio Garcia, an undocumented immigrant, to the California bar. (California Supreme Court)