Tag: Department of Justice

8
Aug

Our Unjust Justice System

Written by Lauren Mendelsohn ’09 If law school taught me anything, it’s that our system of “justice” is, in reality, horribly unjust and broken in many ways. There are many causes of this, from bad laws that are still on the books to the way that judges and justices are selected. But perhaps the largest contributing factor is the perverse incentive

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29
Aug

U.S. Department of Justice Won't Challenge State Marijuana Laws

From: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/August/13-opa-974.html Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced an update to its federal marijuana enforcement policy in light of recent state ballot initiatives that legalize, under state law, the possession of small amounts of marijuana and provide for the regulation of marijuana production, processing, and sale. In a new memorandum outlining the policy, the Department makes clear that marijuana remains

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14
Aug

Cory Booker's Victory in Senate Contest Is a Victory for Drug Reform

Newark Mayor Cory Booker won the Democratic primary election last night, setting him up as the expected winner in the contest for New Jersey’s open Senate seat. Booker’s victory in the general election is not certain, but it’s pretty close to a sure thing, which means he is now poised to become the most vehement advocate for drug policy reform

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