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US justices to decide if marijuana crime justifies deportation

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether an alien’s state-law conviction for possessing marijuana with intent to distribute constitutes an “aggravated felony” justifying deportation, even though the record of conviction does not show that the underlying conduct would constitute a felony under federal law.

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Bill would reduce threshold for felony theft

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state lawmaker has proposed a bill that would lower the threshold for felony retail theft. Under current state law, anyone who steals merchandise worth more than $1,500 would be guilty of a felony. Rep. Joel Kleefisch’s bill would reduce that cutoff to $500. The measure also would require anybody selling baby food, cosmetics, drugs, infant ...

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State seeks reversal of contractor’s conviction

By Marie Rohde Wisconsin’s attorney general is asking an appellate court to overturn a contractor’s conviction on nine felonies of theft, fraud and embezzlement because the prosecutor secretly demanded the victims pay the cost of a key expert witness. “It’s rare for the state to make a full confession of reversible error in a criminal appeal,” said Bill Cosh, a ...

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