Tag Archives: war on drugs

ACLU STATEMENT ON DOJ DECISION TO SHIFT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S ROLE IN STATE MARIJUANA LAWS

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice is expected to reverse an Obama-era policy today that discouraged federal prosecutors from bringing charges against marijuana users in states where marijuana is legal. This decision would directly impact residents of the six states…

ACLU to Jeff Sessions: Repeating The Failed War on Drugs Experiment Is Taking the Nation Back by Decades

NEW YORK —Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed the criminal justice policy by former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. that instructed prosecutors to avoid charging certain defendants with drug offenses that would prompt long mandatory minimum sentences. Sessions’ memo directs…

In California, We the People Can Protect Our Values and Each Other

By Becca Cramer California is known for being a leader in protecting the rights of LGBTQ people, women, people of color, immigrants, and other marginalized communities. And while we already have great laws in place, there is still much work…