According to prohibitionists and their publicists in the press, heroin use is exploding, and teenagers are clamoring for cannabis because some states have taken a more tolerant approach to the drug. Jacob Sullum presents new survey data that contradict both claims. He shows that public alarm about heroin use and teenage pot smoking is only tenuously related to actual trends.
Jonathan Vanderhagen believes a judge doomed his son to an early death. The judge says Vanderhagen's Facebook posts were intimidating.
It took a jury 26 minutes to decide that Jonathan Vanderhagen wasn't guilty.
A court ruled that officers did not have enough information to know whether or not stealing violates the Constitution.
Many arms of government are unpopular with large swathes of the American population.
Conservatives deploy state power to go after speech they don't like.