Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986

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13 Jul, 2011

Are New Laws, Passed in the Passions of the Moment, Good Laws?

2019-03-18T18:47:56-05:00July 13th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , |

It seems like every time I go online I see the omnipresent Casey Anthony. Her pictures always elicit the same taste as her media coverage—it’s like regurgitating curdled yogurt. So, with bile and awe, I’ve recently read how several states and even the federal government are considering new laws in her honor, [...]

24 Feb, 2011

What Does “Cocaine Base” Mean?

2019-03-18T18:48:05-05:00February 24th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , |

On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear argument in DePierre v. United States, 09-1533, and decide a long-running dispute on what Congress meant by the term “cocaine base” for purposes of imposing mandatory minimum sentences under the federal narcotics statute. In 1985, Maryland basketball star Len Bias died of a cocaine drug overdose [...]