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Your Point Being?

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On June 26, 2009
It’s because of arguments of this quality that they found a civil liberties claim that Sam Alito (albeit superfluously) can support: Matthew Wright, lawyer for the Safford school district, predicted the decision would have a “chilling effect” on administrators responding to threats of drugs. The War on (Some Classes of People Who Use Some) Drugs […]

The Magic Pooch

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On June 16, 2009

The War On (Some Classes of People Who Use Some) Drugs could almost be funny if it didn’t ruin so many people’s lives at great expense. Share

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Lithwick and Savage bring the depressing news about yesterday’s oral argument in the case in which a 13-year-old young woman was strip-searched by school officials because of an entirely uncorroborated and self-interested (and ultimately inaccurate) accusation that she possessed ibuprofen, without even contacting her parents first. Alas, in the former’s words “it’s plain the court […]

Reforming Rockefeller

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On March 5, 2009

This kind of reform of draconian drug laws is, admittedly, a second best option. lower maximum sentences along with the treatment option would be preferable. Just increasing judicial discretion doesn&

Obligatory flamewar starter: another steroids post

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On February 10, 2009
In comments on Scott‘s post, Jay says I am still uncomfortable with saying that steroids are no big deal and that the argument for banning them is silly. Allowing steroid use creates an institutional pressure to have players unnecessarily put their health at risk to stay competitive. In no other industry would we so cavalierly […]

Make It Stop

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On February 7, 2009

Oh, God, coverage of the now nearly-at-hand beginning of the baseball season will once again be dominated by the thoroughly uninteresting news that completely unenforced nominal rules against drug use

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