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Another loss for our rights

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The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled on Thursday that a violation by the police of the “knock-and-announce” rule when they enter a home with a warrant does not bar the use of evidence gathered in the search.

The tie was broken by Alito, who ruled in favor of the State of Michigan […]

Meth, hysteria, and experts

The Sentencing Project has a new report (pdf) by Ryan King on methamphetamines that claims that media hype about the “epidemic” is, in many cases, overblown — something that we’ve already known for some time. Here’s the start of the report:

Methamphetamine is a dangerous drug that represents a substantial challenge to policymakers, health care […]