Before Weldon Angelos received the equivalent of a life sentence for three small-time marijuana sales, prosecutors offered him a plea deal that would have resulted in 40 fewer years behind bars. When the penalty for going to trial can be that heavy, says Senior Editor Jacob Sullum, it's not surprising that only 3 percent of federal drug offenders choose that option. Sullum explains how mandatory minimum sentencing rules force drug offenders to plead guilty.
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"This book will not be on our store shelves, and we will not promote it. That said, it will remain in our online catalogue."
No one has a right to a Facebook platform, but purges can and should be criticized.
The First Amendment doesn't come with an exception for "disinformation."
Massive Illinois Police Reform Bill Ends Cash Bail, Limits Deadly Force, Mandates Body Cameras, and Makes It Easier To Dump Crooked Cops
Unfortunately, qualified immunity remains intact.