Today marks the two-year anniversary of Ross Ulbricht’s double life sentence handed down by U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest for operating the Silk Road marketplace. Also read: A New Bitcoin Improvement Proposal Aims to Compromise The Two Year Anniversary of Ross Ulbricht’s Double Life Sentence Ulbricht’s family and many cryptocurrency enthusiasts were quite surprised that
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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer recently said the Department of Justice may increase enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have voted to legalize its recreational use. Spicer said, “there’s a big difference between the medical use which Congress has… made very clear what their intent was in … Continue reading →
There’s an old saying, “The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine.” This is especially true when it comes to the War on Drugs, waged initially by Richard Nixon. NORML reports, in 1972 the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse – chaired by former Pennsylvania Governor Raymond … Continue reading →
As 2015 comes to a close, it’s time to look back at some of the biggest stories of the year. #5 Asset forfeiture halted!? At the beginning of the year, Eric Holder made headlines when he announced a new policy prohibiting state and local governments from using federal civil asset … Continue reading →
The vast majority of Americans, Prohibition Party members excluded, will admit alcohol prohibition was a dismal failure. The so-called noble experiment, which lasted from January 16, 1920 until December 5, 1933, has a lot of similarities with the War on Drugs, and a few differences. … Continue reading →
Eric Holder made headlines this week when he announced a new policy prohibiting state and local governments from using federal civil asset forfeiture laws for most cases. The Washington Post reported, “Holder’s action represents the most sweeping check on police power to confiscate personal property since the seizures began three … Continue reading →