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Week in Review: August 12, 2017

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Blog08/11/2017
As the war drums with North Korea get ever louder, it’s appropriate that this week was the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Japan.

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Sanctuary Cities and the Rule of Law

Legal SystemU.S. History

Can local authorities refuse to help the feds enforce federal law? Yes.

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How Government Invented Our Modern, Inefficient Prison System

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog08/07/2017
An efficient criminal justice system is based on the idea of restitution. The modern system of using prisons as punishment turns this idea on its head.

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Jeff Sessions Endorses Theft

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog08/07/2017
Anyone traveling with "too much" cash runs the risk of having it stolen by a police officer.

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How To Have Law Without Legislation

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog08/07/2017
Decree that no violence may be initiated against another man, and all the loopholes for tyranny would be swept away.

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Why Police Prefer Drug Raids Over Investigating Violent Crimes

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Blog08/03/2017
Governments and police departments often benefit more from arresting small-time non-violent offenders than by prosecuting truly violent ones.

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Jeff Sessions's Drug-War Fanaticism Shows a Growing Gap Between DC and the States

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Blog07/26/2017
As states increasingly resist federal mandates on guns, drugs, and immigration, Jeff Sessions in DC has announced it's full speed ahead.

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Immunity for Prosecutors Encourages Fraud

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Blog07/18/2017
Prosecutorial immunity provides an incentive to government prosecutors to engage in fraud if it's good for their careers.

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Even Partial Drug Legalization Goes a Long Way in Protecting Property Rights

Legal SystemThe Police State

Blog07/17/2017
The partial legalization of cannabis in Colorado has made it harder for police to justify many searches and seizures that were once routine.

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The Tragedy of the Commons in the American Prison System

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog07/11/2017
The war on drugs actually pushes violent criminals back onto the streets in order to devote resources to non-violent criminals.

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