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7 Oct, 2011

Do We Finally Have Consensus on the Failings of the Drug War?

2019-03-18T18:47:53-05:00October 7th, 2011|Tags: , , , |

It appears that we may have finally reached a consensus on the simple proposition that the War On Drugs is bad policy. Well, kind of. I know what you’re thinking, are there really people out there who believe that the drug war is good policy? Unfortunately, yes, especially if they happen to [...]

22 Jun, 2011

Go Go Gadget Arms: Why Justice Breyer Rightly Reached Out to Decide a Question Not Presented in Turner v. Rogers

2019-03-18T18:47:57-05:00June 22nd, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Sometimes the Supreme Court reaches out to decide issues not raised in the petition for certiorari. It is a rare occurrence. But it happened in Turner v. Rogers, No. 10-10. If you weren’t following the case, here are the facts: Michael D. Turner racked up large debts owed to his child’s mother [...]