Category Archives: Law

The War on The War on Drugs

I’ll have a latte with extra THC, please. Make it a double. State-sanctioned marijuana dispensaries now outnumber Starbucks in Colorado. But outside Denver and Boulder, few doctors are comfortable dealing with medical marijuana. Now, residents in rural Colorado towns like … Continue reading

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“The Torture Never Stops”

Scott Horton, at Harper’s: Cherif Bassiouni, a law professor at DePaul University in Chicago, was one of the key authors of the Convention Against Torture and is one of the world’s preeminent experts in international criminal law, particularly from the … Continue reading

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Bush Trimmed, Continued

I noted in a post yesterday, Bush Trimmed, that G. W. Bush canceled a trip to Geneva because he was threatened with arrest and indictment. Scott Horton, at Harper’s, elaborates on why the former president has to be circumspect in his travel … Continue reading

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Bush Trimmed

President G. W. Bush cancelled the keynote speech he was to give in Geneva; he feared arrest. Human rights groups said they had intended to submit a 2,500-page case against Bush in the Swiss city on Monday for alleged mistreatment … Continue reading

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Egypt: Exile Ain’t What It Used To Be

Scott Horton in Foreign Policy: why is Mubarak trying to squeeze a few more months out of his three-decade career in office and avowing his intentions to stay in Egypt rather than packing for the Riviera? It may be because … Continue reading

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“Have you left no sense of decency?”

No. Paul Krugman, on reports that: Republicans in Congress are planning to investigate the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, looking for evidence of corruption and wrongdoing. … What the GOP wants is to make people afraid even to do research that … Continue reading

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Health Care Act Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Monday that the Obama administration’s health care overhaul is unconstitutional, siding with 26 states that sued to block it. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson accepted without trial the states’ argument that the new law violates people’s … Continue reading

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