Driven by an increase in federal narcotics investigations, the Clinton administration hit a record in federal wiretapping for the second year in a row, with 554 new taps authorized in 1994–a 23 percent increase over the previous year's record 450. State wiretaps also hit a 15-year high with 600. Seventy-six percent of total wiretap orders were for drug investigations, and only 17 percent of the conversations recorded produced any evidence prosecutors thought incriminating. The average cost for each federal wiretap is $66,783, although one federal tap in Indiana cost $839,421.
Simply put: Republicans agree not to vote on a replacement for Ginsburg until January; Democrats agree not to pack the Court.
Democrats Scuttle Marijuana Decriminalization Vote Over Fears of Not Being Deferential Enough to Cop Lobbyists
If Congress is too afraid to vote on marijuana reform, how the hell are they ever going to pass policing reform?
2016: Fill it. 2020: Don't fill it.