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Florida Appeal Court Provides Passcodes Protection Under Fifth Amendment

On October 24, 2018, the Fourth District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida decided in G.A.Q.L. v. State of Florida that under the Fifth Amendment, a minor could not be compelled to “disclose the contents of his own mind” by providing passwords for a cell phone and iTunes account. The decision follows other

Cocaine Captains: Sinking Submerged Drug Smuggling

Almost fifty years into America’s anti-narcotics domestic and foreign policy initiatives, launched with Nixon’s signing of the Controlled Substances Act (colloquially referred to as the “War on Drugs”), the arms race between international drug cartels and the law enforcement agencies tasked with stopping them soldiers on. Still a centerpiece of policy decisions by today’s politicians,

Fentanyl Test Kits Save Lives – But Still Illegal in N.C.

In 2017, North Carolina experienced the nation’s second-highest increase in opioid-related deaths. This spike includes a total of 1,118 people who died last year by use of fentanyl and other fentanyl analogues. Fentanyl is used for post-surgery pain management and is 100 times stronger than morphine, and 50 times stronger than heroin. Analogues (drugs that

Legalization of Marijuana in Canada: Technology Companies Rushing to Cash in.

Earlier this year the Canadian Senate voted to pass Bill C-45, known as the Cannabis Act, and will effectively make recreational marijuana legal for adults. Marijuana will not be sold in the same locations as alcohol or tobacco and will be available from drug retailers regulated by provinces and territories or from federally licensed producers.

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Methane Detecting Satellite!

According to the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs there are currently 4,858 registered objects orbiting the Earth. The Union of Concerned Scientist’s Satellite Database states of those 4,858 objects, 1,886 of them are operational satellites. The objects are registered to 78 different countries. The country with the most objects registered is the United