Could Civil Rights Go Up In Smoke?: The Future of the SJC’s Barbuto Decision Under The Trump Administration

Despite the fact that medical marijuana has been perfectly lawful in Massachusetts since 2012, it was not until July 2017 that the Supreme Judicial Court affirmed an employee’s right to use medical marijuana without fear of adverse employment decisions. See St. 2012, c. 369, §1 et seq; Barbuto v. Advantage Sales Marketing, LLC, 477 Mass.…

Salvadoran Nationals are Faced with the Reality that TPS was in Fact Temporary

On Monday, January 8, 2018, the Trump Administration announced that it would not renew Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for Salvadoran and other nationals. As a result, “more than 200,000” noncitizens from El Salvador will be forced to leave the United States. Tal Kopan, Trump Admin Ends Protections for 200,000 Salvadorans, CNN (Jan. 8, 2018). These…