Eric E. Sterling was a prominent activist when in college and law school, has been a funder and advisor to SSDP since 1999, and been on SSDP’s board of directors since 2004. He has been an attorney thirty-five years, is active in several bar associations, and been part-time faculty at several universities. He was a criminal defense lawyer in the late 1970s. In the 1980s, he was counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on the Judiciary for nine years, responsible for drugs, gun control, pornography, money laundering, organized crime, and other issues. He is President and co-founder of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation (1989), and co-founder and advisor of other drug policy reform organizations. He is past president of the local elementary school PTA, and active in civic and community affairs.
Watch SSDP confront Frank Wolf (R-VA) about medical marijuana
Posted on: July 9, 2012
The American people overwhelmingly support medical marijuana. Nearly every time the voters have been asked to vote on medical marijuana, they have approved it. More than a half dozen state legislatures – from Hawaii to Maine – have passed medical … more
SSDP Confronts Presidential Candidates!
Posted on: January 2, 2012
What might be the best way for you to START your year engaged in “sensible drug policy?” Come to the College Convention 2012 in Concord, NH, Jan. 3-6. 1. Directly question the leading candidates for President about drug policy! 2. … more
What are you going to do about it?
Posted on: December 15, 2011
Friends, This morning as I was reading the newspapers thoroughly, as I usually do, the only mention that today is the 220th anniversary of the ratification of our Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, were large advertisements by … more