From Courtesy to Discretion…to Heightened Police Power

Originally published at Cato Unbound by Sarah A. Seo | April 8, 2019 Case: Whren v. US United States began when a vice squad officer noticed a Pathfinder SUV with temporary license plates waiting at a stop sign for more than 20 seconds—an unusually long time to pause at an empty intersection—in what the officer considered… Continue Reading

Intent Matters in the Land of Enchantment

Originally published at Charles Koch Institute | March 2, 2016 Case: Bobby Unser Criminal justice reform was the center of focus in the Land of Enchantment last week, as the Charles Koch Institute joined with the Rio Grande Foundation in Albuquerque to discuss the negative implications of overcriminalization in New Mexico. Also participating were experts from… Continue Reading