On Friday Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski signed a bill that ostensibly recriminalizes marijuana possession in the Land of the Midnight Sun. I say "ostensibly" because the Alaska Supreme Court ruled in 1975 that the state constitution's privacy clause protects the possession of marijuana for personal use in the home, and it rejected a 1990 ballot initiative that also purported to override that ruling. The ACLU is challenging the new law in court, where the state will argue that marijuana is so much more dangerous that it used to be, than we used to think, or both that the 1975 ruling should be reversed.
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.
The new president availed himself of Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Partisans who abandon constitutional principles because they prove inconvenient are in for a rude surprise when the other team wins.
The president could form a sizable splinter party if he's serious, but GOP defectors would have major ballot-access issues. Might they take over a smaller party instead?
Even as the district struggles to vaccinate seniors, it will soon allow half the city to get in line.