Juan Non-Volokh has some good questions about transnational child custody disputes involving Saudi Arabia. Congressional Democrats and 2004 hopefuls, please copy. The links between the House of Saud and the House of Bush are a great potential issue.

[And once you’re there, scroll up for Juan’s calm explanation of why it’s silly to try to substitute “homicide bomber” for “suicide bomber.”]

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: