End the government’s plea-bargaining racket with open and adversarial jury trials.
War on Drugs
The decision casts further doubt on the constitutionality of a federal law that makes it a felony for illegal drug users to own firearms.
The argument is contrary to the text and original meaning of the Constitution, goes aginst precedent, and would have absurd consequences if accepted by courts.
Cristal Starling lost $8,000 after she missed one of several filing deadlines to contest the seizure of her money by police. A federal appeals court says she and others like her should be given more leeway.
Etowah County, Alabama, has charged hundreds of pregnant women and new mothers with "chemical endangerment" over minor drug offenses.
Many of the problems the state is experiencing are caused by the continuing impact of prohibition.
The libertarian comedian on why he's dreading the presidential election season, how he survived COVID, and why he needs to do more psychedelics.
"Government in general does a lot of things that aren't necessary," says Jared Polis.
Plus: A listener question concerning drug decriminalization and social well-being
Texas A&M placed a professor on paid leave for criticizing Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in a lecture on the opioid crisis.
A judge's questions about his plea deal should not obscure the point that the law he broke is unjust and arguably unconstitutional.
Kansas Cops Have 'Waged War on Motorists' by Subjecting Them to Pretextual Traffic Stops, a Federal Judge Says
The ruling draws back the veil on routine police practices that victimize innocent drivers.
While the lethal effects of Iran’s booze ban are widely recognized, politicians ignore similar consequences from U.S. drug laws.
1 Year After Chesa Boudin's Recall, Is San Francisco Safer Under His Successor's More Punitive Policies?
Brooke Jenkins took office one year ago this week promising more prosecution for drug and property crime offenders. Crime and overdoses still went up.
Civil forfeiture is a highly unaccountable practice. The justices have the opportunity to make it a bit less so.
Some patients, especially those with opioid addictions, could actually benefit from access to medical marijuana.
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For five decades, the agency has destroyed countless lives while targeting Americans for personal choices and peaceful transactions.
Economists Gene Epstein and David Friedman debated how best to persuade people to become libertarians at the Porcupine Freedom Festival.
His bloody rhetoric undermines his defense of the sentencing reforms he proudly embraced as president.
If it's not a sweetheart deal, everyone else deserves the same leniency.
Proposed zoning amendments would bar some existing medical dispensaries from participating in recreational sales, should the state ever decide to legalize them.
Maria Elena Reimers has been caught in legal limbo for years.
The state seems to think kids don't like the taste of peach.
Ohio Cops Raided Afroman's House Looking for a Dungeon Because of a Bizarre Confidential Informant Tip
All they found was some cool cars and clothes.
As pot prohibition collapses across the country, that policy is increasingly untenable.
One Reason for New York's Pitiful Rollout of Legal Pot: License Preferences for Victims of Prohibition
More than two years after legalizing recreational use, the state has just a dozen licensed retailers.
A study suggests that "selectively targeting large-scale drug vendors" on the dark web can succeed where all previous enforcement efforts have failed.
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A House-approved bill that the president supports would expand the draconian penalties he supposedly wants to abolish.
Even After Legalization, Maryland Cops Wanted to Search People Based on the Odor of Pot. Legislators Said No.
Police have a long history of using the real or imagined smell of marijuana to justify outrageous invasions.
Presidential contender Tim Scott, who announced recently, says he will use "the world's greatest military to fight these terrorists" south of the border. He's not alone.
Possession and home cultivation will be legal as of August 1, and licensed sales could begin in late 2024.
The imminent expiration of a law that recriminalized drug possession triggered a bipartisan panic.
Pot Legalization Is a 'Big Mistake' Only If You Ignore the Value of Freedom and the Injustice of Prohibition
The harm caused by marijuana abuse does not justify reverting to an oppressive policy that criminalized peaceful conduct.