The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Thursday, December 09, 2004
At last - the Rockefeller drug law takes a hit
The New York legislature, previously frozen in panic at the thought of voter retribution, have made a start on demolishing the ghastly edifice
that put some low-level first-time drug offenders behind bars for sentences ranging from 15 years to life.
Strange that such a draconian law should be identified, not with some neo-Goldwaterite but with the cosmopolitan, liberal Eisenhowerite Nelson Rockefeller - representative of the wing of the Republican Party that is virtually extinct.
The good folk of California rejected Proposition 66 (previous pieces) to amend the three strikes law: reforms that were opposed by that Left Coast Rockefeller de nos jours, Arnold 'Dude, Where's My Amendment?' Schwarzenegger.
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