No pardons!

Kaus suspects Libby has been promised a pardon. The Anonymous Liberal suggests making a fuss about it.

Yeah. What the Anonymous Liberal said. And I’m delighted to see that the fundamentally criminal nature of the Bushocracy has finally gotten through to Mickey Kaus; better late than never. How could Libby be confident of a pardon without a commitment from Bush? And that commitment would be a felonious obstruction of justice.

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: