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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Montana Newsletter for Sunday April 26, 2020 ( 3 items )  

ACLU: Black People in Iowa 7.3 Times More Likely to Be Arrested for Marijuana Possession
DES MOINES, Iowa, April 21 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa issued the following news: Even though studies show that Black people and white people use marijuana at about the same rate, a Black person in Iowa is 7.3 times more likely to be arrested for possession, according to an ACLU report based on law enforcement data. Compared to a national average of 3.64, Iowa is ranked as the fifth-worst in the nation for racial disparities for marijuana arrests, even as other states are dec  more

Society of Professional Journalists: Region 10 Mark of Excellence Awards Winners Announced
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, April 21 -- The Society of Professional Journalists issued the following news: The Society of Professional Journalists recognizes the best collegiate journalism in Region 10 with 2019 Mark of Excellence Awards winners. SPJ's Region 10 comprises Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. First-place winners will compete at the national level among other regional MOE winners from the 12 SPJ regions. Regional winners would normally be recognized at regional conferences  more

Washington Legal Foundation: Supreme Court Overturns Montana State Court Decision Undermining Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
WASHINGTON, April 21 -- The Washington Legal Foundation issued the following news release: On April 20, the federal Supreme Court reversed a Montana Supreme Court ruling that allowed private landowners to impede the EPA's efforts to clean one of the nation's largest Superfund sites. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act--known as CERCLA--empowers the EPA to orchestrate the restoration of sites containing hazardous waste. To ensure that the EPA can clean a si  more