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Montel and Morgenthau – a couple of powerful reform voices

An AP story today:

NEW YORK — The Manhattan District Attorney joined television talk show host Montel Williams on Tuesday to support the legalization of marijuana for medical use.

“It should be available to those whose suffering would be eased by the use of marijuana,” said Robert Morgenthau. “There is absolutely no reason for not […]

Judge James Gray for Senate in California

I’ve been a huge fan of Superior Court Judge Jim Gray, author of the fabulous book Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It: A Judicial Indictment of the War on Drugs. Well, he’s running for Senate in California as a Libertarian, and there’s a nice recent interview in LA […]

Chicago Trib tells Istook to get a clue

I was very pleased when Rep. Istook’s un-American and un-Constitutional provision against promoting a particular viewpoint in the metro system was overturned in court. Yesterday, the Trib took a nice moment to add their viewpoint.

You’ve heard the phrase “drunk with power”? That pretty well captures the state of mind of Rep. Ernest Istook (R-Okla.) […]