Another fake scandal

Newsday goes after HRC for serving as a court-appointed attorney for the indigent defendant in a rape case 40 years ago.

Newsday breaks a major campaign scandal:

As a court-appointed defense lawyer for an indigent defendant in a rape case, Hillary Rodham Clinton did her job, and did it well.

I’m shocked &#8212 shocked! Obviously, Newday is right to imply that she should have considered her likely political future and committed malpractice. Surely we wouldn’t want to have someone as President willing to face up to unpleasant responsibilities.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: