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Teenage love grips many of the nation's minors, and many minors will become sexually active by sleeping with another minor. But statutory rape laws make it a crime to have sex with any person under the "age of consent."

Lawmakers understand that teens want to make love, but is sex between two minors a crime?

Here's what you need to know:

Brooklyn's District Attorney has come out against prosecuting low-level pot cases, under a new policy that will provide a clean slate for some drug offenders.

District Attorney Kenneth Thompson's office will not prosecute those who are arrested for possessing less than 25 grams (just under an ounce) of marijuana and will dismiss cases currently in the system. The Wall Street Journal reports that unlike similar programs in the other New York City boroughs, small-time pot offenders in Brooklyn will have their cases dismissed before having to appear in court.

Why is the Brooklyn DA taking this stance on low-level pot cases?

Florida has clarified its "Stand Your Ground" law with a new bill, expanding its protection to warning shots as well as the use of actual force.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed HB89 on Friday, in part to prevent criminal convictions like that of Marissa Alexander -- the woman convicted of aggravated assault in 2013 for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband. Law professor Eugene Volokh writes for his blog (now part of The Washington Post) that it seems sensible for a law that justifies lethal force to "apply equally to defensive threats of force."

What's the harm in adding warning shots to "Stand Your Ground?"

Pregnant women often complain that strangers will touch their bellies. In some cases, it may be illegal.

Unwanted touching of any kind is the legal foundation for battery, but it often takes more than a simple touch or nudge to turn something like a belly rub into a criminal offense.

With that in mind, here are several good legal reasons for strangers not to touch pregnant women's bellies:

Obstruction of justice covers a broad range of criminal charges that can be filed when a suspect somehow impedes or stands in the way of a criminal investigation or prosecution.

A recent example is the charging of Khairullozhon Matanov, 23, a Kyrgyzstani cab driver who was accused of obstructing a government probe into the Boston Marathon bombing. According to Reuters, Matanov had been friends with accused bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsanaev but allegedly lied about his connections to the brothers when questioned by police.

So what are the most common charges associated with obstruction of justice?

Amazon is a one-stop portal for buying almost anything on the Internet, but you should be wary of using it to buy drugs. Despite the questions about legality, Amazon still hosts sellers which offer products which are unavailable without a prescription, or may be barred by the FDA.

So when is it illegal to buy drugs on Amazon?

Georgia's controversial new gun law allows firearms in schools, churches, and bars (with some exceptions). But does it also expand the state's "Stand Your Ground" self-defense provision?

Critics are calling attention to language in House Bill 60 (aka the Safe Carry Protection Act) that would effectively "[protect] convicted felons who kill using illegal guns," as MSNBC has reported.

What does the new gun law actually say, and how does it affect Georgia's existing "Stand Your Ground" provision?

As Colorado closes out its fourth month with operating recreational pot stores, folks in neighboring states are beginning to get irritated.

Some adjacent state lawmakers are vexed that the Rocky Mountain State's weed is making its way across state lines, leaving neighboring states' law-enforcement officers to deal with the pot problem.

What do Colorado's neighbors make of this legal situation?

Making a Bomb Threat: What Can Happen?

What can happen to a person who makes a bomb threat?

Bomb threats are taken very seriously by local and federal law enforcement, as San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith learned Sunday. Smith was arrested after allegedly making a false bomb threat during a dispute at Los Angeles International Airport.

Responding to a fake bomb threat is costly to law enforcement, and the legal system doesn't look too kindly upon it either. Here's what state and federal laws say can potentially happen to anyone who makes a bomb threat:

Was Jewish Center Shooting a Hate Crime?

The suspect of Jewish center shooting in Kansas has been charged with premeditated murder, but some groups believe that the killings were hate crimes.

Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, is accused of going on a shooting spree at a Jewish community center and nearby Jewish retirement home in Overland Park, Kansas. A 14-year-old boy, his grandfather, and an unrelated woman were killed, according to Reuters.

Cross allegedly has a long history of racism and anti-Semitism, but police say it's too early to determine if the killings were motivated by those factors.