Drug War Grandstanding: A Bridge to Nowhere

Another prohibitionist politician has been ousted by voters:

From CBS NEWS:

Republican Gov. Frank Murkowski, stung by accusations of arrogance and stubbornness, lost his bid for a second term Tuesday after polling last in a three-way GOP primary.

Arrogant and Stubborn indeed, Murkowski has repeatedly disregarded Alaskan Supreme Court precedent, and public opinion, in his effort to re-criminalize private marijuana possession in his state.

We’ve reported on Murkowski several times, and we look forward to never mentioning his name again.

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Murkowski's name

Regrettably we probably will have to mention his name again, as he has left a legacy in the form of a new opportunity for prohibitionists to make the case that "today's marijuana" really is dangerous enough for it not be covered by the state constitution's privacy protections. If the court has enough integrity, such a challenge should lose, but we'll find out.

David Borden, Executive Director
StoptheDrugWar.org: the Drug Reform Coordination Network
Washington, DC
http://stopthedrugwar.org

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