The War on Drugs v. the Constitution

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in a lonely 8-1 dissent:

How “secure” do our homes remain if police, armed with no warrant, can pound on doors at will and, on hearing sounds indicative of things moving, forcibly enter and search for evidence of unlawful activity?

As Scott Lemieux writes, “The War (On Some Classes of People Who Use Some) Drugs, however, is where the Bill of Rights goes to die.” (Via Kevin Drum.)

Tuesday, 17 May 2011