The residents of Detroit may get to vote this summer on a city ballot initiative that would remove all city-based criminal penalties for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for people over 21. Voters had been denied the chance to vote on this in 2010, but last Friday in a 2-1 decision the Michigan Court of Appeals concluded the city acted inappropriately in keeping the measure off the ballot.
|By: Jon Walker Monday February 13, 2012 11:40 am|
|By: Attaturk Friday June 3, 2011 1:30 am|
Mitt Romney’s first week as an official candidate was another finely botched roll out.
|By: emptywheel Saturday October 30, 2010 1:59 pm|
I come to Steven Rattner’s Overhaul: An Insider’s Account of the Obama Administration’s Emergency Rescue of the Auto Industry from a very particular perspective. As a Michigander whose husband still works in the auto industry and whose town has benefited from battery subsidies, I’m a grateful direct beneficiary of the work the Obama Administration did to save the auto industry. But that also means I read this book, which might have been subtitled, “Wall Street gapes at Detroit” from the perspective, “Detroit gapes back at Wall Street.”
|By: emptywheel Thursday October 14, 2010 1:35 pm|
Another day, another uneventful civilian hearing for an accused terrorist, yet more proof that the civilian courts can handle terrorist cases.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday June 17, 2010 6:30 pm|
This November, the citizens of Detroit will get to decide whether to change the city’s charter to make it legal for adults 21 and over to possess less than one ounce of marijuana on private property. If this ballot initiative passes, it will conflict with state and federal law. How federal authorities deal with the potential passage of this local initiative and the much bigger statewide marijuana legalization ballot initiative in California should be very interesting.