Is there a reporter in the house?

Will some reporter press Giuliani on the habeas question?

I’d like to see some intrepid reporter insist on getting an answer from Rudy Giuliani on the question whether the Constitution does or does not guarantee citizens the protections of habeas corpus. It’s a no-win question for him; either he annoys the Bushoids and the wingnuts who dominate Republican primaries, or he paints himself as an extremist and makes it hard for him to get moderate votes.

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: