Jonathan Blanks

The Sessions War on Marijuana

Although he may not be able to truly destroy legal state markets, the Sessions Memo could have important adverse consequences, including on the opioid crisis.

In Trump's America, Dissenters Beware

In the past year, there have been troubling signs that government actors are looking to stifle dissenting speech, harking back to a long history of crackdowns on protesters and civil rights activists.

The Police Who Prey on Victims

Exposing sexual violence toward women should include exposing the sometimes abhorrent behaviors of those supposedly protecting these victims.

Criminal Justice on a Hunch

In too many cases, calling civil asset forfeiture “highway robbery” is not hyperbole, and Jeff Sessions just made it worse.

Requiem for a Sane Immigration Policy

History shows that increased immigration enforcement has often had unintended consequences, ones these laws are supposedly there to prevent.