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  • Subpoenas Issued for ATF Witnesses at Oversight Hearing on Jaime Zapata Murder
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    Murder of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agenct

    Justice Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives officials testified at a hearing on Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata’s murder by members of…

  • Issues in Legalized Marijuana
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    Issues in Legalized Marijuana

    The 10th Circuit Judicial Conference held a panel discussion on Colorado and other states' decriminalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use. State solictor generals and legal…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Should marijuana be legalized?” The question was drawn from marijuana legalization ballot initiatives in five states on…

  • Tom Vilsack and Michael Botticelli Discuss Opioid Addiction
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Opioid Epidemic

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli discussed their efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. They were interviewed by Jonathan Allen…

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    Birchfield v. North Dakota Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Birchfield v. North Dakota, docket 14-1468. The case concerns whether, in the absence of a warrant, a state may make it illegal for a driver to refuse to take a…

  • Washington Journal Duncan Wood on USMexico Cooperation in Drug War
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    U.S.-Mexico Cooperation in Drug War

    Duncan Wood talked about the recapture of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and its implications for U.S.-Mexican cooperation in future anti-drug trafficking efforts.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to questions from reporters on a variety of topics, including the capture of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the next day’s State of the Union address,…

  • Discussion on Incarceration in the US
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    Incarceration in the U.S.

    Three criminal justice experts talked about incarceration practices in the United States, in particular the dramatic increase in the prison population in recent decades and the role non-violent drug offenses played in that…

  • Discussion on Drug Sentencing Laws
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    Sentencing Drug Offenders

    Steven Cook and John Walter discussed drug sentencing laws. “Sentencing Drug Offenders” was part of the day-long event, “Race and Justice in America: An Atlantic Summit,” held in the Lincoln Theatre in…

  • Oversight Hearing on Drug Control Policy
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    Drug Control Policy

    Michael Botticelli, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and other federal officials testified at a hearing on the reauthorization of ONDCP and the agency’s…

  • Marijuana Legalization Debate
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    Marijuana Legalization Debate

    Wayne Laugesen and Mason Tvert debated the effect of legalized marijuana on teen use, crime, accidents and on state and national politics in Colorado and in other states around the country. Mary…

  • Washington Journal John Hudak on Marijuana Legalization in the US
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    Marijuana Legislation in the U.S.

    John Hudak talked about Oregon’s decision to join the list of states that allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use and the potential for other states to join the list. He also…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question: "Do you support or oppose the legalization of recreational marijuana use in the U.S.? Telephone lines were divided by those in…

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    Seeing Drugs

    Dan Weimer talked about his book, Seeing Drugs: Modernization, Counterinsurgency, and U.S. Narcotics Control in the Third World, 1969-1976, about the implementation of the war on drugs during the Nixon and…

  • emMcFadden v United Statesem Oral Argument Audio
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    McFadden v. United States Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in McFadden v. United States, docket number 14-378. At issue in the case was whether, in order to convict someone under the Controlled Substances Analogue…

  • Washington Journal Daniel Raymond on Needle Exchange Programs
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    Needle Exchange Programs

    Daniel Raymond talked by remote video from San Francisco about efforts in Indiana and Kentucky to expand access to needle exchanges for drug users in an attempt to stop the spread of HIV…

  • Discussion on Substance and Alcohol Abuse
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    Substance Abuse and Crime

    Panelists talked about innovative ways to address substance and alcohol abuse other than jail or prison. Representatives of South Dakota’s 24/7 Sobriety program and Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with…

  • Washington Journal John Hudak on Ballot Measures on Marijuana
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    Ballot Measures on Marijuana

    John Hudak talked about four marijuana ballot measures in the 2014 midterm elections. Three regarding recreational use passed in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C., while Florida voters…

  • Hearing on Marijuana Policy
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    Marijuana Policy

    Michael Botticelli testified on the Obama administration’s marijuana policy. The hearing occurred as a number of states had decriminalized or legalized marijuana possession, which were at odds with current…

  • Hearing on Marijuana Use and Transportation Policy
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    Marijuana and Transportation Safety

    Federal transportation and health officials testified on the risks of driving under the influence of marijuana, and changes to federal transportation policy if marijuana use were legalized. The hearing…

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