The U.S. Department of Justice defended a Mississippi student’s right to discuss legalization on campus.
- Mike Brown, sued Jones County Junior College after he was disciplined for holding up a sign asking students where they stood on legalization.
- “The United States of America is not a police state,” Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Civil Rights Division said in a press release. “Repressive speech codes are the indecent hallmark of despotic, totalitarian regimes.”
- Record expungements for past pot convictions are gaining momentum, but some law enforcement groups disagree. “These are people who were convicted of making a decision to break the law,” said Bob Bushman, president of the National Narcotic Officers’ Assns.’ Coalition. “It was illegal when they did it and their convictions were the consequences for their illegal actions. They shouldn’t get a free pass like it never happened.”