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Advocacy of legalized narcotics is not new, but Jeffrey Miron’s recent formulation, “Legalizing Opioids Would Dramatically Reduce Overdoses,” combines ignorance and skewed accounting. When assessing the damage associated with the use of powerful narcotics, Miron looks to restrictions on availability as the real cause of adverse...

At Supreme Court Brief (subscription required), Tony Mauro reports that “Deputy U.S. Solicitor General Michael Dreeben will detour from special counsel Robert Mueller’s legal team next week to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court in high-profile privacy case,” Carpenter v. United States, which asks whether...

The recent sentencing of Philadelphia rap artist Meek Mill to two-to-four years in a Pennsylvania prison for a probation violation that occurred 11 years after his original offense should cause policy makers and advocates alike to reexamine what “mass supervision” tools such as probation and...

The petition of the day is: Washington Alliance of Technology Workers v. Department of Homeland Security 17-618 Issues: (1) Whether, under the Equal Access to Justice Act, prevailing party status on appeal is separate and distinct from prevailing party status in the entire litigation; (2) whether separate claims...