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Group loses in effort to get Nevada expense report from drug czar
SFGate ^ | August 18th, 2004 | Brendan Riley

Posted on 08/19/2004 8:47:09 AM PDT by cryptical

The state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday against efforts by the Marijuana Policy Project to have federal drug czar John Walters investigated for not filing expense reports when campaigning in Nevada against a 2002 marijuana legalization plan.

The high court issued a 1-paragraph order saying its intervention isn't warranted.

The Marijuana Policy Project sought an order requiring Secretary of State Dean Heller to investigate Walters, adding that he could be subject to a fine up to $5,000 if he violated campaign laws.

But Heller's office maintained that Walters didn't have to submit a report when he campaigned in Nevada, and a federal lawyer for Walters argued the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy was exempt from Nevada law.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: johnwalters; wod; wodlist
a federal lawyer for Walters argued the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy was exempt from Nevada law.

Because as we all know, States exist at the pleasure of the Federal government, not the other way around.
1 posted on 08/19/2004 8:47:09 AM PDT by cryptical
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To: cryptical
Disgraceful.

Al-Qaeda cells still operate and millions of illegal invaders pour across the Mexican border, but we still spend resources to lock up potheads.

End the War on Drugs NOW, tax the sale of weed, and use the money saved on law enforcement costs and earned on excise taxes to ENFORCE THE SOUTHERN BORDER and round up the TERRORISTS. Let the potheads get stoned in peace.

2 posted on 08/19/2004 8:53:04 AM PDT by bassmaner (Let's take the word "liberal" back from the commies!!)
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To: cryptical; Wolfie

WOD bump


3 posted on 08/19/2004 8:57:05 AM PDT by bassmaner (Let's take the word "liberal" back from the commies!!)
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To: bassmaner
End the War on Drugs NOW, tax the sale of weed, and use the money saved on law enforcement costs and earned on excise taxes to ENFORCE THE SOUTHERN BORDER and round up the TERRORISTS. Let the potheads get stoned in peace.

I have an even better suggestion...

Hire the pot heads to patrol the border. They get to keep all they confiscate. They will never leave! They will swarm all over the desert. Soon, the border will get filled up, with empty Krispy Kreme & Cheetos bags, plus piles of Snapple bottles, along with some Arizona Iced Green Tea...and it won't be long before we will have our own wall!

4 posted on 08/19/2004 9:08:16 AM PDT by pageonetoo ( Rights, what rights? This is Amerika!)
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To: pageonetoo
Hire the pot heads to patrol the border. They get to keep all they confiscate. They will never leave! They will swarm all over the desert. Soon, the border will get filled up, with empty Krispy Kreme & Cheetos bags, plus piles of Snapple bottles, along with some Arizona Iced Green Tea...and it won't be long before we will have our own wall!

Good ideas! That's what I call "thinking outside the bong"! :-)

5 posted on 08/19/2004 10:05:15 AM PDT by bassmaner (Let's take the word "liberal" back from the commies!!)
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To: bassmaner; Wolfie; jmc813

It's not even the money spent to lock up lawbreakers that's at issue here, it's the secret spending of Federal tax dollars to influence voting on State law.

If you look at the ONDCP Budget, it looks like it spends about $520,000,000 dollars a year and has 126 employees. That's out of $12,000,000,000 a year spent on drug policy (enforcement and prevention) spent by the Feds.

http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/publications/policy/budgetsum04/agency_budget.pdf


6 posted on 08/19/2004 10:25:23 AM PDT by cryptical
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To: cryptical
It's not even the money spent to lock up lawbreakers that's at issue here, it's the secret spending of Federal tax dollars to influence voting on State law.

That won't matter to anybody here till the Dems send out cabinet members to lobby for State gun control legislation.

7 posted on 08/19/2004 12:04:54 PM PDT by Wolfie
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