It's been an interesting week in the fight against Washington's Initiative 502—sponsored by New Approach Washington and designed to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana in our state. Perhaps that's to be expected when the bulk of the vigor against the initiative is coming from pot proponents. Maybe it's a sign we've come a long way if the prominent argument regarding Washington's pot legalization initiative is between two sides that, at least ostensibly, support medical marijuana patients. Or maybe it's simply yet another example of what a strange and convoluted argument it's become.
A newspaper staffed by the country's most famous journalism school says it shouldn't have covered a Jeff Sessions event.
"You have a situation where a person owed $8 and lost their house. I mean, how is that equitable?" asked Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein.
A Michigan Man Underpaid His Property Taxes By $8.41. The County Seized His Property, Sold It—and Kept the Profits.
A state law allows counties to effectively steal homes over unpaid taxes and keep the excess revenue for their own budgets.
The Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive fines and fees applies to states as well, SCOTUS rules, opening a new way to challenge outlandish forfeitures.
Campus conservatism must take the threat of the far right seriously.