Thanks to Tom Angell for the info:
This is regarding the lawsuit against Colorado by those states, because they feel harmed by the cost of having to arrest people in their own states for possessing marijuana.
Brief for the United States as Amicus Curiae
The motion for leave to file a bill of complaint should be denied because this is not an appropriate case for the exercise of this Courtâ€™s original jurisdic-tion. Entertaining the type of dispute at issue hereâ€”essentially that one Stateâ€™s laws make it more likely that third parties will violate federal and state law in another Stateâ€”would represent a substantial and unwarranted expansion of this Courtâ€™s original jurisdiction.
I was reading about this earlier and it supports the DOJ’s claim that it was not unconstitutional for states to end marijuana prohibition.
Whether the SC listens to the DOJ is still up in the air because according to the history of this court they don’t follow the constitution much either.
But it muddies up the water even more on why they refuse to reschedule cannabis,,and makes taxpayers look like fools for funding the DEA and local law enforcement to keep on busting marijuana users.
Both Oklahoma and Nebraska have an initiative process. I’d like to know, if the citizens in one or both of those states legalize marijuana, would they sue themselves and/or each other?
Did you know that some OK State Republicans wrote a letter to the OK AG urging him to withdraw this hypocritical meadow muffin of a lawsuit back in January? I filed this one in the “don’t you have to at least graduate from law school to get elected AG?” category:
Oklahoma has an initiative being signed now for MMJ out of Duncan,OK with the TV news reporting it and telling citizens where to go if they want to sign the petitions,,and a Tulsa,OK group is starting a signature drive for a legalization initiative.
So it is happening,,even in a state where they roll they’re joints all wrong,,they are way too skinny and too damn long.
I had high hopes for the Cherokee,Comanche,Apache and the Choctaw nations but apparently the feds raiding other tribes has snuffed that out,,and the DEA asking for more money for seizure cases may be so they can try to take tribal lands,,these basturds are evil and they speak only with a forked tongue.
If anybody wants to see Linda Taylor, hahahahahaha:
She looks like a whale
Wow, she must have gotten off parole for that aggravated ugly in public felony conviction. I wonder, is she actually aware of the potential criminal liability now that she’s a 3 time loser? For the love of humanity, let’s all chip in and buy that woman a burqa!!
(Does anyone know how the heck the women who wear burqas get a driver’s license, cash a check or make a withdrawal at the bank?)
Since we’re on the subject of truly disgusting whales for your viewing pleasure, here’s a four minute twenty second compilation of dead whales exploding:
Alex, next time you talk w/ Randy Philbrick, ask how much he’s receiving in Anti-Drug Community Grant money…
he already blocked me on FB, Twitter and even the SAM Oregon page
Mr_Alex, I think you may be encroaching on surpassing DdC’s record for getting kicked out of and banned from more venues than any activist on the Internet. (I’m smiling as I write that.)
He’s still working at Pizza hut.
Have you done anything about that yet?
The fact that it got this far is just one more example of just how loopy the American justice system has gotten. If anything, these suits were perfect illustrations of the term, ‘frivolous’.
So, now, the citizens of OK and NE must pay for this enormously stupid and egregious waste of their taxpayer dollars by their public-servants-who-would-be-their-masters. For that is exactly what the aims of these suits were, plain and simple: an unwarranted power-grab on the part of those self, same ‘servants’. A tissue-paper thin disguise for a gambit to undermine the democratic process.
Time to fit these goons with tighter collars, and shorter leashes. They’ve already demonstrated their contempt for the very process which they were entrusted to protect. I wouldn’t trust them to be dog-catchers, much less cops and AG’s.
Obviously, their Oaths to ‘preserve and protect’ the Constitution and its Bill of Rights were only mumbled in order to gain a paycheck. They should be made to swear that Oath again, loudly, publicly, line by line, with a reminder where in the Oath they abrogated their pledges, in shame for what they have tried to do…or face termination.
There’s two things at hand here,
One = they couldn’t prove how much greater the use/possesion would be due to the other states’ laws – It would also force them to come up with a number of how much $$ they’re already wasting, on attempting to enforce these laws and failing… Long before Colorado and Washington, changed their laws.
Second = This argument/logic could be turned against them by other States (California, Illinois, New York, etc.) – In their current attempts to federalize gun control laws.
“We can’t get rid of guns in our state = because people go to the next state or two over and purchase them legally in those states & then bring them back to our would be Utopia…”
The – “If it weren’t for those *Meddling Citizens* who are serious about their right to own guns = aka a variant of the Scooby-Doo villian’s standard Trope, you hear them whining at the end of basically every episode.
No Nanny-Staters Tolerated, Period = End of statement…
“These aren’t the drugs, guns, or droids your looking for, we don’t need to see your license/registration/insurance, Move Along, move along…”
Actually, violating that oath of office is a REAL federal felony, they SHOULD be arrested, charged, and tried and convicted in a court of law, then go to prison!
The Nebraska/Oklahoma lawsuit is meritless. It never had a chance. Even as symbolism, or political theater, it sucked. A far better lawsuit is making its way up the chain, one that should send shivers down any prohibitionistâ€™s spineless back.
The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals is opening a path to sue former federal officials for how they conducted the â€œwar on drugsâ€ by currently opening a path to sue them for their use of torture and false imprisonment on terrorism suspects in their â€œwar on terrorâ€:
In the matter of The People versus Robert L. DuPont, William J. Bennett, John Walters, Peter Bensinger, Joe Biden, et al., the future defendants could face interesting times.
Any wonder why Lil’ Georgie high-tailed it to Paraguay as soon as he could? Economic reason aside, for the same reasons a lot of former Nazis did.
Good golly, the sycophants of prohibition must have done something extrastupid to get Mr. Murphy so pixxed off. Not only Murphy but they just had to push the envelope and now Morton’s corollary is giving them a beat down with a silly stick.
Hey, that means that it’s time for the latest episode of “Dueling Headlines”
Do you have any idea why a marginal decrease in youth rates of cannabis consumption could be leading more teens smoke marijuana? Well neither do I but the Christian Science Monitor says it’s because all of the youth use rates for the other popular names on the Federal naughty list had healthy reductions in their respective rates. Since cannabis rates held steady that means that youth consumption has increase. I bullshit you not so go figure that one out. If you succeed in doing so please come back and ‘splain it to me.
Since we’re going to buy Linda Taylor a burqa, shouldn’t we chip in a to buy the other “elite” prohibitionist parasites a present? Just in the spirit of fair play? How would everyone feel about giving them dunce caps?
The Making of a Narco Terrorist (cartoon graphics illustrate five different drug cases, each allegedly terrorist linked):
*By Ginger Thompson, ProPublica, Susie Cagle, special to ProPublica, and Lena Groeger, ProPublica, December 15, 2015.
Article on Vox arguing for legalization of marijuana but which also substantively gives support to the position of prohibitionists. The take away is to make the reader more cautious and fearful of legalization, IMO:
The DNC just suspended Bernie Sanders access too their voting data because an employee accessed Hillary’s files while the firewall was down,,which sounds sort of like a woman saving a cum stained dress for 2 years.
Bernie Sanders reported the breach and fired the employee,,which I believe was a plant,,and the DNC realizing that their propaganda polls were not fooling the public about Hillary leading the campaign had to do something or face all those rich contributors wanting their money back or never backing another (D).
This has got to have Wasserman-Schultz’s finger prints on it. Also, in other news of corrupt Dems, why are the msm so quiet about Rahm Emanuel’s oversight of the Laquan Macdonald shooting and the attempted cover-up? Couldn’t be anything to do with his closeness to Hillary, could it?
The “MSM” has been anything but quite IMO (based on MSNBC *much less partisan with Andy Lack back in charge* & CNN hasn’t skipped the story either… it’s far from over though.
IMHO there’s not all that much there there to legally blame on Rahm himself just yet though. That council/board who decides its cheaper to settle than go to court, was ostensibly making those decisions For the most part.
Did Rahm Emanuel *know* whwt was up?Probably, I’m sure he had a general idea = But did the political move of not watching the film personally = T keep some degree of plausible deniability.
I’m no fan of Rahm & that shooting AND police misconduct in Chicago are fraked up something fierce – its been that way since the beginning – not something that you -just fix- with corruption though. Will they ever manage to do so? IDK but It’ll take time -thsy just may actually start working on it (again) now.
The Democratic Party has had a long history of that sort of thing, the same kind of illegal procedural machinations as the Repubs did recently to Congressman Ron Paul.
In 1964, the Dems essentially shut out challengers to the Elite-controlled Party ‘machine’ in order to prevent what they called a ‘radical’ take-over by its base…essentially what the present-day Repubs are facing today, in the form of the schism between the Elite machine and the ‘base’ (many of whom joined the Tea Party) comprising many who see that Elite as self-serving and not in line with their values.
It’s getting ever harder to hide the heavy hand of the de facto political Elite’s influence in the political process any more, largely thanks to the Internet. Just as with drug law reform, the Internet allows one to ‘connect the dots’ of the hidden facts with the public face, providing a view of the (in the original meaning of the word) occulted dimensions of policy and politics.
Bernie Sanders Campaign Threatens Legal Action Against DNC
Sanders takes Democratic officials to court over campaign data breach
“We are asking that the Sanders campaign and the DNC work expeditiously to ensure that our data is not in the Sanders campaign’s account,”
Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon
His campaign had acted in an “inappropriate, unacceptable” manner and had downloaded the information.
CNN interview: DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz
defended the punishment against Sanders.
“To get to the bottom of it we are going to ask the Sanders campaign to participate in an independent audit,” she said. “I hope they will agree to that.”
Stu Trevelyan, chief executive officer of DNC software vendor NGP VAN, acknowledged the breach in a statement but said his company is not aware of any previous reported incidents of data being “inappropriately available.” He called the breach a “brief isolated issue” that was fixed and is now being reviewed.
Sanders supporters were outraged by the DNC’s response to the breach.
Lil Debbie Wasserface…thinks itâ€™s okay for medical marijuana patients to go to federal prison.
A top Democratic donor claims the DNC chair offered to switch positions on medical pot if he took back his criticism.
The proposal to Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan was straightforward: retract critical statements he made to a reporter in return for Wasserman Schultz publicly backing his cannabis initiative that she had trashed just months earlier. Morgan declined the offer with a sharp email reply sent to a go-between, who described the congresswoman as being in a â€œtizzy.â€
Should Democrats Demand That Debbie Wasserman Schultz Step Down?
Pro-pot group says Debbie Wasserman Schultz repeatedly voted to send sick patients to prison.
That is one butt ugly woman and she doesn’t even TRY to make herself look like a human.
How the DNC Just Sabotaged Bernie Sandersâ€™ Campaign
in One Devastating Move
Sign the petition!
Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Give the voter file back to Bernie Sanders’ campaign
We demand that DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz immediately reinstate the Bernie Sanders campaign’s access to the DNC’s 50-state voter file, which is crucial for voter outreach in the last weeks before the first Democratic caucuses. Shutting down Sanders’ tools to reach voters is an infringement on democracy.
Why Did the DNC Let the Bernie-Hillary Tech Story Leak?
A better question: Would it have leaked if the roles were reversed?
Sanders regains access to voter files after bitter fight over data breach
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders regained access to crucial voter files on Friday after taking the Democratic National Committee to court and accusing party leaders of trying to undermine his White House bid and help rival Hillary Clinton.
I know it’s only decriminalization but I feel a song coming on ..
Oh, what did Della smoke boy
â€¨What did Della smoke?â€¨
What did Della smoke boy
â€¨What did Della smoke?
She smoked a big fat doobie
â€¨She smoked a big fat doobieâ€¨
She smoked a big fat doobieâ€¨
Thats what she did smoke
One, two, three, four
Thanks to JayB for this one, you knew he’d havta get his $.02 in yah?
Commerce Kevi, Savedior of all brainless badges, corporate ho’s, and religionist twits. Justifying a trillion dollars to eradicate a weed people will gladly remove for free. Some even pay taxes on it. Instead of sucking needed funds for the basics to maintain a country. Leeches sucking the life out of the sick children. A multi-billion dollar smear campaign to ruin Americans lives. Disgusting domestic war crime.
Constant fear hovering over patients and those seeking alternatives to booze or the side effects of fat pharma. Is defined as domestic terrorism. You make a whole lot of people suffer and despise anything associated with the stain you’ve put on this country. Sneaky, Conniving, lying weasels should not be near anyone writing policy. Go away pest, prince of mosquito’s.
Federal, not state. Not enforcing is not “legalizing”. So nothing has changed. Colorado could sue Nebraska and Oklahoma with the same charges. Same game drug worrier profiteers play with the CSA. How’s it feel having your own bogus Prohibition used against you oh ignoble worm casting?
Left him a message in the comment section, it will never be posted in the comments as he won’t want anyone else to see it, but he will, heh heh heh! Told him he’s not credible, now that we now about his connection with the Semblers and with ONDCP still illegally funding him, and said no one is going to listen to his prohibitch ass any more. Just two sentences gonna get his BP up, maybe he’ll blow up like an overfilled balloon.
He considers preserving the remaining shreds of the separation of powers, so vital to our democracy, as being ‘hype’. Does this help illustrate the Inner Dictator that most prohibs have buried within them?
Truly, they are as Nietzsche described them. They have fought with monsters (of their own making) for so long, they have become what they fought, and they have looked so long into the abyss (again, of their own making), that that is all that’s left, an abyss within themselves. The fanatic truly does redouble efforts after forgetting the original aims. They really do ‘burn the village in order to save it’.
Prohibs are exactly like what Justice Brandeis described: those for whom government is an impediment on their road to ‘well meaning’ dictatorial power, to be wielded (supposedly, of course) for our benefit.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.” (Emphasis min – k.)
Given Kevvie’s jetting hither and yon, he’s definitely a dictionary illustration of a ‘man of zeal, without understanding’ of the damage he has helped cause.
Prohibs do not understand – or choose not to understand – that the reason why our present form of government is such a mess is because it has slipped the bonds of those ‘checks-and-balances’ the Founders created to prevent precisely the problem that they have benefited so immensely from.
The so-called ‘Progressive Era’ of the first 2 decades of the last century, during which national drug prohibition was first deployed, ran roughshod over our supposedly unalienable rights, leading to the vast and largely unaccountable government that we presently ‘enjoy’. The same one whose agents kill children in order to ‘save’ them from drugs.
More documents prove Kevin Sabet is a liar, on google search when you type in DFAF (Drug Free America Foundation) Kevin Sabet, the 2007 and 2008 PDF file on google search turns up bu won’t display, by clicking on cached, these turn up, Kevin Sabet is listed in these documents:
I was looking up information on 2016 ballot initiatives and found the abbreviation “IndICA” for Indirect initiated constitutional amendment humorous.
and ummm… were you uh, smoking any weed at the time of that find? Just sayin’…