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Restoring Gun Rights After a Domestic Misdemeanor in Minnesota

“Can my rights to firearms be restored after a conviction for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence?” Yes, you can restore gun rights after a misdemeanor domestic.  But it’s complicated.  Once upon a time, the law stripped a person’s civil rights for a felony; but not a misdemeanor.  A nice bright line.  Well, not any …

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Thomas Gallagher Elected Chair of Minnesota NORML Board of Directors

On September 16, 2017 the Board of Directors of Minnesota NORML elected Thomas C. Gallagher to the position of Chair of the Board.  Gallagher is a Minneapolis Criminal Lawyer who twice campaigned for election as a Representative in the Minnesota House in District 61B (incumbent Paul Thissen) in 2014 and 2016.  He was the endorsed candidate of Republican Party of Minnesota in both election cycles.

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Necessity Defense for Medical Marijuana Patients – 2015 Bill Redux

Trial by jury limits the power of the government to enforce laws in ways that violate the conscience of the community. Yet when a chronic pain patient using marijuana as medicine is charged with a marijuana crime, but is not permitted to have their physician testify, or to testify about it themselves; there is no meaningful jury trial. When the court prevents the jury from hearing defense evidence, excluding the defense, her right to present a defense is violated.