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Federal Drug Policy

Ryan J. Reilly

Federal Drug Prosecutions Drop To Reagan-Era Levels | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The number of drug defendants charged by the federal government in January dropped to its lowest monthly level in nearly 14 years, not l...

One Small Step for Eric Holder

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What Holder said today was that it's time for this outdated, expensive, and largely futile policy to end, or at least be severely curtailed. And that, indeed, is a giant rhetorical and philosophical leap forward.

States Thumb Their Noses at the Drug War

Anthony Gregory | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Anthony Gregory

This whole controversy raises questions about dominant liberal understandings of federal power. Since 1996, drug policy developments have put the lie to the federal government's reputation as a bulwark of civil liberties, humanitarian rights, and rational policy.