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Don't Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses

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America, built up by the hard work of its immigrants, now finds itself home to an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants. The federal government, even under the reform-friendly tenure of President George W. Bush, has been unable to find the consensus to overhaul our country'€™s immigration laws. Both the Dream Act and an Arizona statute requiring police officers to detain anyone they suspect to be illegal, has brought the debate back to the forefront of national politics. Are immigrants taking American jobs, or, does immigration help our economy? Is there any difference between low-skilled and highly-skilled immigrants, and, if so, is it time to honor this distinction?

  • Paul Butler

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    • Former Federal Prosecutor & Professor, Georgetown Law
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    Paul Butler, author of ‘Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice,’ talks about jury nullification, and current issues in the war on drugs and criminal justice with Post-Exchange reporter Jamie Loo.

    Thursday, April 8, 2010

    If you are ever on a jury in a marijuana case, I recommend that you vote “not guilty” — even if you think the defendant actually smoked pot, or sold it to another consenting adult. As a juror, you have this power under the Bill of Rights; if you exercise it, you become part of a proud tradition of American jurors who helped make our laws fairer.

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011

    I have jury duty on July 2, and I can't wait. If I get put on a jury in a non-violent drug case, I'll vote "not guilty," based on my principles -- even if I think the defendant actually did it.

    Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  • Nick Gillespie

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    • Editor-at-Large, Reason
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    Gillespie and Welch answer the question: ‘What does a libertarian think about the war on drugs and how do we change it?’

    Wednesday, June 15, 2011

    Gillespie speaking at an SSDP conference on the topic of ‘What Would a Sensible Drug Policy Look Like,’ and discussing how drug prohibition functions as a ‘structuring event’ in American life, forcing all sorts of activity to pay hypocritical and misdirected lip service to a Just Say No mentality.

    Saturday, October 25, 2008

    Legalize drugs and then tax sales of them. And while we're at it, welcome all forms of gambling (rather than just the few currently and arbitrarily allowed) and let prostitution go legit too.

    Wednesday, May 20, 2009

    Why is it that ostensibly pro-drug movies can never quite deliver the goods, can never quite depict drug use as something other than depraved?

    Thursday, March 1, 2001
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Philip Cafaro
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Michael Greenstone
Monday, August 1, 2016
David Card
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Friday, April 1, 2011
Alia Beard Rau
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Richard A. Oppel
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Alia Beard Rau
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Garrett Epps
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Jennifer Van Hook
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John Fonte
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Melik Kaylan
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Robert A. Levine
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Jacob L. Vigdor
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Gary Martin
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Stewart M. Powell
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