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A Ham Sandwich: What Makes this Jury so Grand?

Sol Wachtler, former Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, is probably most famous for saying that a Grand Jury would "indict a ham sandwich." And although he was speaking specifically about the New York State grand jury system, the quote is often repeated because, by and large, the consensus is that Sol was on to something.

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Federal Sentencing Under the Guidelines: How Many Months for That?

It’s disorienting, to say the least, to be accused of a federal crime. So much so, that many people find it difficult to really focus on the long game. But whether it’s the first thought in your head, or it doesn’t occur to you until the eve of trial, at some point, every person asks him or herself the question: How much time could I get?

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Dazed & Confused About How High Is Too High To Drive

Colorado recently set the drugged driving limit for marijuana at 5ng/ml (five nanograms of THC, the major psychoactive constituent of cannabis, per milliliter of blood). The new limit has many Coloradans who choose to consume either recreational or medicinal marijuana scratching their heads: “How high is 5ng/ml?” “How long after I smoke can I legally drive?” “If I am a regular smoker, will I test positive even when I am not high?”

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