Duchess of New York

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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Free Speech Victory for Stoners

I've been ranting so much about wrong speech on air, I thought I'd post this victory for free speech, specifically the right to speak out against lousy marijuana laws. The Justice Department just ruled that it will not defend a law prohibiting the display of marijuana policy reform ads in public transit systems.

As Graham Boyd, director of the ACLU Drug Law Reform Project, noted: "The Justice Department finally met a law so unconstitutional that it could not find any way to defend it.....Congress should stop trying to silence public discussion of the cruel and expensive failures of current marijuana laws."

Read more here: http://www.drugpolicy.org/news/012605doj.cfm

or here: http://www.changetheclimate.org/news/2004/12/2/mbta.php

Wall Street Journal's take here:
http://www.mpp.org/states/site/quicknews.cgi?key=1080

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