William Montanez maybe an unlikely hero for civil libertarians, but the Florida man — arrested on drug and weapons charges — did 44 days in jail for refusing to unlock his phone for police. Would you endure that to guard your liberties, or perhaps just racy pics of your partner? Should the law prevent police from cracking phones to solve crimes?
As more states approve medical and recreational use of marijuana, employers relax their zero tolerance drug screening standards, and increasingly hire marijuana users. Is hiring a doper no different than hiring alcohol drinkers, or will joint-smoking employees inevitably put co-workers and customers at risk?
If a state makes marijuana legal, should it clear criminals — call off trials for possession, release prisoners, and expunge the records of everyone busted before society’s enlightened reversal?
The explosion of the legal marijuana business already shows signs of “savage inequalities.” Background checks deny licenses to applicants with previous drug offenses. That disproportionately disenfranchises African-Americans, who, while no more likely to use illegal drugs, were much more likely to get busted. Is the government racist when it blocks Blacks from going into a […]