Today a federal judge in Washington is scheduled to hear arguments against the congressional ban on mass-transit ads that criticize the war on drugs. In a striking example of drug warriors' disregard for civil liberties, the law authorizing transportation spending for 2004 threatens to withhold federal funds from transit authorities that accept ads promoting "the legalization or medical use of any substance listed in Schedule I…of the Controlled Substances Act." In February that threat led the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to reject an anti-drug-war ad submitted by the American Civil Liberties Union, Change the Climate, the Drug Policy Alliance, and the Marijuana Policy Project. Those groups are seeking to overturn the ban on First Amendment grounds. That should not be hard, since this is a clear case of discrimination based not just on content but on viewpoint.
The Washington Post Tried To Memory-Hole Kamala Harris' Bad Joke About Inmates Begging for Food and Water
At a time when legacy publications are increasingly seen as playing for one political "team" or the other, this type of editorial decision will not do anything to fix that perception.
California Preservationists Sue To Overturn Law That Requires Property Owners Consent To Having Their Homes Landmarked
The lawsuit from three Orange County preservation groups argues that supposedly historic buildings should be afforded the same environmental protections as "air, water, and forests."
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