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Michele Leonhart? Really? That's your best choice?

Depressing speculation from, via Main Justice [Thanks, Tom]

WASHINGTON — Despite all the speculation and rumor as to who will be the next chief of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, word has it that the acting chief Michele Leonhart is still on track to get the nod from the White House for the top post.


Action on Criminal Justice Commission Delayed

From the Senate Judiciary Committee website report on today’s Executive Business Meeting:

S. 714, National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009 (Webb, Graham, Leahy, Hatch, Schumer, Durbin, Cardin, Whitehouse, Franken, Specter) Held Over

Your child is dead. Now, take a moment and learn something.

Pennsylvania is having a debate on medical marijuana in the legislature. Good for them.

The heart-wrenching stories came from both sides.

Huh? Both sides?

How is that possible? Was there a pharmaceutical manufacturer who lost income in California due to medical marijuana and wasn’t able to buy a new car?

I don’t get it. How […]