The American Constitution Society asked me for some thoughts on the latest announcement from the Justice Department about enforcement policy in states with “medical marijuana” laws. The result is now posted on the ACS blog.
And Eugene Volokh has generously given me access to the Volokh Conspiracy to post about When Brute Force Fails and the project of reducing crime and incarceration. I find the comment thread somewhat discouraging. Few of the commenters engage with the argument; most prefer to denounce (1) drug prohibition; (2) liberalism and (3) poor people and ethnic minorities (this last from a small but vocal subgroup). My favorite comment so far responds to a passage urging a later school day as a crime-control measure. The commenter is outraged at the prospect of “the government violating my rights by dictating to me … when I send my child to school.”
If any RBC reader decides to join the fun, please do so politely.