Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens feels bad about the outcomes of Raich and Kelo but says the Constitution compelled him to support the federal crackdown on medical marijuana in California and the wanton use of eminent domain in Connecticut, both of which he opposes as a matter of policy. Since growing marijuana in your yard for your own medical use is so plainly an element of interstate commerce and a hotel is so obviously a "public use" that justifies forcible property transfers, what choice did he have?
"How can an ordinary person afford to wait years after the government takes their car?"
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The latest data underscore an appallingly partisan split on what should be a more science-based decision.