Wide use of the narcotic pain reliever, OxyContin, began with the manufacturer, Purdue Pharma, selling the substance in the United States in 1996. Since then, the prescription drug has gained a bad reputation for its high likelihood of abuse.
Children with special needs deserve to have the same chance at a public education that other students in Alabama and nationwide are entitled to. Therefore, the federal government began passing laws in 1975 that prevented discrimination against disabled students in public schools. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, as of 2013, more than 10 percent of all public school pupils were the recipients of special education services.
Bullying is a serious issue in schools in Alabama and nationwide. However, it may surprise you to hear that no federal law directly prohibits the act of bullying. However, sometimes bullying also falls under the umbrella of unlawful discriminatory harassment against someone in a protected class. These protected classes include a student's religion, age, sex, race, color, disability and national origin. The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education are responsible for enforcing cases of bullying that also constitute illegal discriminatory harassment.
Wedded bliss is not always meant to last for some couples. When it comes to divorce, many important decisions must be made. This is especially true if the couple has children.
Long-standing debates have questioned whether to punish those who have drug addictions with jailtime or treat them to absolve the addiction instead. The state of Alabama recognizes that an addiction can be corrected differently than other criminal behavior.
Marijuana use is becoming increasingly approved in our society, at least for medicinal purposes. Medical marijuana has been made legal in more than 23 states. Even the recreational use of marijuana has been decriminalized in 18 states, and a few states have even made the recreational use of marijuana legal. However, Alabama still takes a hard stance against marijuana possession.