Irony dep’t

Hillary Clinton carried the “at-large” casino precincts her allies tried to shut down in court.

Remember those “at-large” caucuses on the Las Vegas Strip, designed so casino shift-workers wouldn’t be disenfranchised? The ones that the Clinton camp suddenly decided were unconstitutional, after the casino workers’ union endorsed Obama? The ones where Bill Clinton (and only Bill Clinton) discovered a conspiracy of union officials to intimidate pro-Hillary voters?

Well, it turns out that Hillary carried them. How any voter with any self-respect could come to a voting site one side had tried to shut down and vote for that side is a separate question.

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: