Based on the latest figures from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the Drug War Chronicle estimates that more than 530,000 people were behind bars for drug offenses in the U.S. at the end of last year. Drug offenders accounted for about 25 percent of jail inmates, 21 percent of state prison inmates, and 55 percent of federal prison inmates. The total number of people behind bars was about 2.3 million, an all-time record, giving the U.S. an incarceration rate of 724 per 100,000–the highest in the world, according to the Chronicle, which says we even beat out China this time.
In his new memoir, the retired justice seeks to justify his awful eminent domain ruling.
"When loyalty to a political party or to an individual trumps loyalty to the Constitution, the Rule of Law—the foundation of liberty—crumbles."
The president goes personal in his reply to a libertarian Republican congressman accusing him of obstruction of justice.
"The Iron Throne" is exciting for 40 minutes, and then a huge letdown.
State leaders cannot seem to let a bad project die.