With Holder In The Lead, Sentencing Reform Gains Momentum

“There have been a lot of unintended consequences. There’s been a decimation of certain communities, in particular communities of color.”

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Sit down with the attorney general to ask him about his priorities, as NPR did earlier this year, and he’ll talk about voting rights and national security. But if you listen a bit longer, Eric Holder gets to this: “I think there are too many people in jail for too long and for not Read the full article…

Eric Holder May Release Sweeping Drug Sentencing Proposal, Admits Current Practices Are Discriminatory

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Attorney General Eric Holder is rumored to be proposing major reforms to drug sentencing in the coming weeks, and if a Wednesday interview with NPR is any indication, the changes could signal a pivot from the aggressive policies embraced by the Justice Department.

Eric Holder May Release Sweeping Drug Sentencing Proposal, Admits Current Practices Are Discriminatory

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Attorney General Eric Holder is rumored to be proposing major reforms to drug sentencing in the coming weeks, and if a Wednesday interview with NPR is any indication, the changes could signal a pivot from the aggressive policies embraced by the Justice Department.

Marijuana Regulation Is Largely an Illusion in Denver, Too, But So What?

Medical marijuana vials displayed at a medical marijuana dispensary.

COLORADO: The Justice Department’s crackdown on medical marijuana has been notably less heavy-handed in Colorado than in other states. While the feds have shut down hundreds of dispensaries in California and continue to target businesses that supply cannabis to patients in Washington, John Walsh, the U.S. attorney for Colorado, has contented himself with sending threatening letters to 50 or Read the full article…

Marijuana patients protest feds raids on dispensaries

About 30 marijuana patients gathered Wednesday outside the Federal Building in downtown Seattle to protest Drug Enforcement raids on multiple medical marijuana dispensaries.

WASHINGTON: Juliana Plemitscher says she wouldn’t normally join a public protest against marijuana laws outside the federal building. But after federal agents raided the medical marijuana dispensary where she goes to get medicine for her epilepsy, she felt stirred to action Wednesday. She joined 30 others outside the federal building on Second Avenue, holding signs to protest Read the full article…