The process conservatives aren’t happy, either

Charles Fried looks at the Schiavo bill, and doesn’t like what he sees.

Not only has the Terri Schiavo affair has badly — in some cases terminally — offended the reality-based, scientifically literate conservatives, it has also annoyed the process-oriented, rule-of-law, limited-goverment conservatives. Charles Fried, for example, who was Ronald Reagan’s Solicitor General (and who was criticized back then for taking excessively aggressive legal positions on behalf of the administration), has a scathing piece in yesterday’s New York Times called Federalism Has a Right to Life, Too.

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: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com