Archive for March 8th, 2010

Should the City Be Liable for Rachel’s Death? »

Rachel Hoffman was a 23-year-old graduate of Florida State University who was arrested for possession of marijuana in 2007, and then while under court supervision was arrested again in 2008. Police tried to get her to identify other marijuana users in exchange for reduced charges, but Rachel wouldn’t rat out her friends. So the…
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Will Obama Cave on Civilian Trials? »

Although the president has made clear since May 2009 that he would hold many detainees in the war on terrorism indefinitely, and although the civilian trials of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and others were bound to be show trials—the administration promised conviction and, failing that, continued detention nevertheless—I still am sad to see that Obama…
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