Experts Believe Supreme Court Will Decide Constitutionality of Gay Marriage Next Year

Source: CASEY SMITH/Tulsa World It’s likely the U.S. Supreme Court will have ruled on the constitutionality of state bans regarding same sex marriage by this time next year, experts say. But it’s less clear whether the Supreme Court will choose a Tulsa case — Bishop vs. Smith — to consider what will be a landmark decision on marriage equality. On …

D.C. marijuana decriminalization law takes effect

Source:  Melanie Eversley/USA Today A marijuana decriminalization law passed by the D.C. Council in the spring took effect Thursday at 12:01 a.m. after a Congressional review process passed. The new law, like others around the country, eases punishments for minor marijuana offenses. Now, unless someone is discovered carrying more than an ounce of marijuana, officers can only confiscate the drug …

Cause for Change: Legal Diversity Pursued by Legal Leaders

. According to the American Bar Association, the legal field is the least diverse profession in the United States.  That sad reality — and the proven fact that diversity improves the product for a client, enriches the work environment, and enhances the overall image and morale of our country — should prompt all segments of the legal profession to implement a program to …

Legal Diversity Pipeline Program Highlighted

High school students in a federal courtroom. Students in a federal court as part of the legal training seminar. TULSA, Oklahoma – Tulsa students from McLain, Booker T and Rogers high schools took part in an all day legal training seminar to show them career opportunities in the legal field. Tulsa attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons says the seminar was his way …