PHOENIX — Arizona officials are taking the state's own medical marijuana law to court.
Attorney General Tom Horne late Friday sued the U.S. Justice Department and other defendants on behalf of the state and Gov. Jan Brewer.
The suit asks a federal judge to rule on whether strict compliance with the Arizona law provides protection from federal prosecution or whether the Arizona measure is pre-empted by federal law.
The state law approved by voters in November, like those in other states, decriminalizes distribution, possession and use of marijuana for medical purposes under specified circumstances.
U.S. finally to release Pentagon Papers
WASHINGTON — Forty years after they hit front pages, the Pentagon Papers will be released by the government next month. However, eleven words of the finally declassified history of U.S. involvement in Vietnam will remain secret.
The National Declassification Center will only say that the 11 words are all on one of the work's 7,000 pages.
Set for the week of June 13, the hard copy and online release comes 40 years after excerpts from the study first appeared in The New York Times.
The resulting public uproar led to a major legal victory for press freedom when the Supreme Court upheld the right of newspapers to publish the papers.