Patterico's Pontifications

11/28/2007

Must have been a helluva lot of money to spend in court costs just to get back less than a third-of-an-ounce of pot

Filed under: Civil Liberties,Court Decisions — Justin Levine @ 5:57 pm



But I’ve still got to admire a guy for standing on principle. [PDF link alert]

[posted by Justin Levine, and most definitely NOT posted by Patterico who, rumor has it, works in the District Attorney’s office and may or may not have his own opinions on this issue.]

6 Responses to “Must have been a helluva lot of money to spend in court costs just to get back less than a third-of-an-ounce of pot”

  1. The war on drugs (especially marijuana) has been a dismal failure, but that doesn’t stop those ‘cui bono’ interests like the Correctional Peace Officers
    Association or Law Enforcement, in general, from pursuing their own pocketbooks. Why should they care what the court costs of failure might be. They have nothing to lose.

    Semanticleo (0aaaec)

  2. BTW;

    I certainly do NOT expect an answer from Patterico, but I would LIKE to hear his opinion of Medical Marijuana laws in California.

    Semanticleo (0aaaec)

  3. I said all I’m likely to say near the end of this post.

    Patterico (0a86b7)

  4. I don’t think that a state court can order the city (which must, of course, act through an individual) to make a transfer of a controlled substance in violation of federal law.

    Law (62ca0c)

  5. Only in CA would a court take a 40 page order to rule that State actors, having seized somethig that is legal under State law, must give it back.

    Dave Hardy (31c76b)

  6. Standing on principle, what a concept. If only politicians in DC were familiar with it.

    I forget, what bogus Constitutional power do they claim applies in order to override the 10th amendment, so that they can dictate drug laws on the states?

    Deadspin (bf276f)


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