As a criminal defense lawyer, a great deal of my practice involves the defense of those who are caught up in the injustice of the Drug War. Even after three decades of drug defense, I am daily stricken by the futility, absurdity and unfairness of this monumental blunder, especially with respect to marijuana. Recently, I […]
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The Jim Crow fueled Drug War has produced at least one pernicious effect that does not get enough attention in many of our discussions. Pregnant women, especially low-income women of color, are the object of scrutiny by purported child protection agencies. While a white, upper class woman may not be scrutinized through urine screens during pregnancy, […]