After leaving office, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will stop using government to discourage people from smoking and start using his own money—to support organizations that lobby the government to discourage people from smoking. The New York Times reports that Bloomberg has promised $125 million "to build a global antismoking campaign" featuring New York–style smoking bans and New York–style cigarette taxes. "Once governments take tobacco seriously," says an approving Canadian epidemiologist, "they can figure out that there are a few really effective interventions." According to the Times, these include "clean-air laws that restrict public smoking." You didn't believe all that talk about protecting the health of innocent bystanders, did you?
Fourth Amendment advocates win big in Lange v. California.
"I didn't think it was a big deal," says Kim Blalock. "My son is perfectly fine."
Once again, it shows just how hard it is to hold bad officers accountable.
A social media struggle in the New Hampshire L.P. fractured a state party and triggered a national meltdown.
A Study Finds That Crash Injuries in 5 States Rose After They Legalized Marijuana Use but Not After They Allowed Marijuana Sales
Adding to the puzzle, another study from the same organization found "no increased crash risk" associated with cannabis consumption.