These new enforcement measures probably aren’t going to accomplish Bonta’s goal of eliminating illegal grow operations any more than the last four decades of drug war enforcement did. It’s not a new solution to the problem—it’s just rebranding the drug war as a progressive operation.
a total ban on the ability of law-abiding residents—like Mr. Braden—to possess a handgun within their public housing unit for the purpose of self-defense is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment
Given the high value the Founders placed on property rights, it would be strange—to say the least—if these constitutional rights were left entirely at the mercy of state governments to redefine as they please
Courts should not allow law enforcement to have limitless authority in executing search warrants on cell phones.
Unlike modern politicians’ attempts to evade accountability, Cleveland insisted that everyone in government be carefully monitored. “Every citizen owes to the country a vigilant watch and close scrutiny of its public servants and affairs…[as] the price of our liberty,” because “our citizens have the right to protection from the incompetency of public employees.”
We have a broken criminal justice department with long wait times, harried, overworked public defenders, and an imperfect police force (to put it as diplomatically as possible). A state sanctioned death penalty simply can’t be trusted.
No one accidentally becomes a freelancer. Rather workers seek out these jobs specifically to avoid 9-5 desk jobs.
When Russian forces take over, hundreds of thousands flee. When the Ukrainians retake territory, only small groups of collaborators run in the other direction.
As a nation, we keep horrible, incomplete data that makes it impossible to get an accurate sense of the scope or impact of crime.
The FDA apparently has learned nothing from the country’s unhappy experience with the war on drugs.