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  • It's A Gray Area: Put action behind talk of prison reform

    Virtually all of us in the drug-policy and prison-sentencing reform movements applaud U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s comments Aug. 12 at the American Bar Assn. meeting in San Francisco. This was the first time within memory that a high-...
  • JPMorgan's Dimon put in a rough spot

     JPMorgan's Dimon put in a rough spot
    Jamie Dimon, arguably the nation's most powerful banker, has navigated intense scrutiny from Congress, the White House and regulators around the globe. But it's a federal prosecutor in Sacramento, far from the world's financial and political capitals,...
  • LAX shooting: Some TSA agents should be armed, union says

    LAX shooting: Some TSA agents should be armed, union says
    The president of the union representing more than 45,000 Transportation Security Administration agents urged Congress and the agency on Monday to create a new class of officers that would be armed with weapons. J. David Cox Sr., president of the ...
  • Feds Won't Challenge State Marijuana Legalization Laws

    Feds Won't Challenge State Marijuana Legalization Laws
    The dramatic shift in the federal approach to drugs continued Thursday when the Obama Administration announced it won't filed suit to block pot legalization by states. Oregon and Colorado have already passed laws allowing the recreational use of small...
  • Marijuana advocates cheer Obama administration stand

    Marijuana advocates cheer Obama administration stand
    Marijuana advocates in California and elsewhere cheered the Obama administration's announcement Thursday that it would not interfere with new laws in Colorado and Washington state permitting recreational use of cannabis. But the advocates cautioned...
  • U.S. won't interfere with states on marijuana sales

    U.S. won't interfere with states on marijuana sales
    In a significant policy shift by the Obama administration, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder signaled Thursday that the federal government would no longer interfere with states that allow commercial marijuana sales as long as they were strictly regulated....
  • Medical Marijuana Moves Closer to Reality

    Medical Marijuana Moves Closer to Reality
    The marijuana landscape, both in Connecticut and across the nation, is changing kind of fast these days: - A state legislative committee last week put its final stamp of approval on proposed regulations for Connecticut's new medical marijuana system....
  • U.S. allows states to legalize recreational marijuana within limits

    U.S. allows states to legalize recreational marijuana within limits
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move marijuana advocates hailed as an historic shift, the Obama administration on Thursday began giving U.S. states wide leeway to experiment with pot legalization and started by letting Colorado and Washington carry out new...
  • Use of tough federal sentencing laws varies widely nationwide

    Use of tough federal sentencing laws varies widely nationwide
    WASHINGTON — As drug dealers go, Lori Ann Newhouse was strictly small time. A high school dropout from a little Iowa town, Newhouse had three sons, a low-paying job as a telemarketer and a relentless methamphetamine habit. On St. Patrick's Day...
  • Obama commutes sentences for eight convicted of drug crimes

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Thursday commuted the prison terms of eight people sentenced to life in prison or other long sentences for drug crimes. The commutations are part of the administration’s campaign to roll back inequities in...
  • Four days, four massacres, 21 dead -- and as always, few answers

    If you bundled the attacks all together into one brutal event, it would have been the worst massacre since Adam Lanza walked into an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., last December. Instead, America's latest criminal tragedy has been doled out in...
  • It's A Gray Area: Drug policy easing is victory for liberty

    With the recent statement by Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. that the federal government will not prosecute people for marijuana offenses as long as they are acting within the laws of their states, it is simply a question of time before the entire "war...