For his debut "Blood Diamond" column over at the new website True/Slant, Reason Editor in Chief Matt Welch writes that Mothers Against Drunk Driving is using the opportunity of the Angels pitcher's tragic death to push through a questionable ignition interlock law that almost certainly would not have prevented it. People who think sports tragedies make for good criminal law, Welch argues, need look only at the case of Len Bias.
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