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A.J. Firstman

Legal Blog Writer

A.J. Firstman, Legal Blog Writer

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AJ Firstman is a writer who got his undergraduate degree in Economics from Colorado State University and a Master's in Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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  • TikTok Tries to Stop the Clock on Divestment

    The owners of the popular Chinese-owned short video platform TikTok recently filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government to block a new law that would ban the app unless its parent company sells it to an American company before January 2025. The law in question landed on President Joe…

  • High Hopes Realized: Cannabis Rescheduled

    The Biden Administration recently announced that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will move to reclassify marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule III under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The move comes just one and a half years after President Biden initially announced that he was urging the…

  • Air Travelers Get Payback

    The U.S. Transportation Department recently announced the finalization of two new rules that should make air travel slightly more pleasant ... or at least less aggressively unpleasant than it is today. The new rules are the latest in the Biden Administration’s work to lower consumer…

  • Workday's Day in Court

    You aren’t supposed to discriminate against people on the basis of race, age, gender, or sexual orientation. You really aren’t supposed to do it when you’re evaluating job candidates. There are a bunch of laws on the books that codify just how big a no-no that is, but that…

  • SPAC to the Future

    There’s a new(ish) kind of investment vehicle driving up and down Wall Street. They’re sleek, modern, and designed to cruise right past the bothersome rules and requirements that normally apply to companies that want to go public. They’re called Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, but their friends call them SPACs. …

  • Does the Insurrection Act Need an Update?

    A bipartisan group of legal experts is calling for Congress to update a 200-year-old set of laws collectively known as the Insurrection Act. According to Jack Goldsmith, a law professor at Harvard who focuses on Presidential power, current laws are "easily subject to abuse." Considering the violence that arose…

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