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Colorado Court Considers If Using Marijuana Is ‘Lawful’

By Desiree Bowie

The state's supreme court will decide whether or not one can be fired for smoking pot outside of work. MORE  

Father Accused of Executing Drunk Driver Acquitted

By Bryan Le

Prosecutors were irate that David Barajas was found not guilty by the jury MORE  

The Failure of Catch and Release Drug Treatment Court

By Ellen Sousares

My son's experience of drug treatment court highlights a system that misunderstands addict psychology with fatal results. MORE  

Jobless Addicted Father of Eight Sentenced To Rehab

By McCarton Ackerman

A judge warned Scott Devine that he would face prison if he refused to grow up and stop his anti-social behavior. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 17, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Olympic fans want booze at Sochi, Italy overturns dumb pot law, racing horses test positive for Viagra, and Indiana court says being drunk and annoying a-okay. MORE  

Court-Forced into 12-Step

By Laura Barcella

The long-term practice of courts sentencing offenders to attend AA and NA meetings is increasing, and the effects on both the fellowships and the sentenced has wide-ranging consequences. The Fix investigates. MORE  

Kentucky Mom Uses State Law to Save Daughter From Heroin

By Victoria Kim

Some states allow parents to petition the court for involuntary drug treatment for their kids. MORE  

Media Labels Cleveland Kidnapper a "Sex Addict"

By Sarah Beller

"Sex addiction has become a convenient excuse for almost anything bad associated with sex," responds one psychologist.  MORE  

Cameron Douglas Loses Appeal for Shorter Sentence

By McCarton Ackerman

Michael Douglas's son will serve 10 years, due to multiple attempts to smuggle drugs inside. MORE  

Lindsay Lohan's "Lockdown Rehab" Doesn't Exist

By McCarton Ackerman

The actress may have to serve jail time since no rehab will hold her against her will. MORE  

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