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Crack Busters
The pieces are finally in place to end the crack cocaine sentencing disparity
" in place to finally eradicate the notorious 100-to-one crack to powder cocaine federal sentencing guidelines...."

Oct. 19, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Whip That Crack!
"...What exactly is the "Crack House Law"? It's a federal statute that dates back..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Reefer Madness: Drug Laws Are So Fifties
Advocacy group calls for a return to the Seventies on sentencing
"...Act. So lawmakers donned blinders – blinders made from crack cocaine. Again demonstrating little understanding of the drug or..."

Oct. 17, 2008 News Column by Jordan Smith

One Pol's Stimulus Is Another's Crack Cocaine
When it comes to the stimulus, state lawmakers split along party lines
"...Accepting the money would require Texas to change its laws to allow more people to be eligible for benefits,..."

March 6, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Reefer Roundup: 12/9/11
Get your fix of drug war news
"...Up this week: Medi-pot laws reduce drunk driving accidents, Lowe nets Family House big..."

Dec. 9, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch
The draconian R.A.V.E. Act sneaks back into Congress, but reform advocates are pushing drug bills across the nation -- including in Texas
"...proposed extending the nets of the infamous Biden-sponsored Eighties "crack house laws" by broadening their definition to include any..."

March 14, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Reefer Roundup: 6/3/11
Your dose of drug war news
"...medi-pot bills, Attorney General Eric Holder supports making new crack sentencing law retroactive, and a bunch of international honchos..."

June 3, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Reefer Roundup 12/23/10
News from the frontline of the drug war
"...Additional reform to crack sentencing laws on the horizon? Could it be?..."

Dec. 23, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch
An overview of the latest developments on drug policy across the nation
"...known as Ballot Question 9, would turn Nevada's drug laws from some of the most restrictive in the country..."

Oct. 18, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch
"...And from the Dept. of Draconian New Federal Laws comes the Reducing Americans' Vulnerability to Ecstasy (RAVE) Act...."

Sept. 27, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Weed Watch
"...On April 10 both houses of Congress passed the Illicit Drug Proliferation Act of..."

April 18, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Agony of the Ecstasy
Will the federal and local crackdown on ecstasy put raves out of business?
"...Justice and Public Order Act, a draconian brace of laws that dramatically increased the constabulary and New Scotland Yard's..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Crackpot Crackdown
Joining a long East Texas tradition, Jackson County DA Bobby Bell has convicted 28 black people on drug charges via manufactured evidence and railroaded trials. One small-town exile, her family, and a few neighbors are finally fighting back.
"...not systematically excluded," Warren wrote. Indeed, Warren noted that courthouse practice itself belied Jackson Co. officials' assertion that Mexicans..."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness
Convicted drug felons slated for early release this week under new crack-cocaine guidelines
"...Thanks to long-awaited changes to federal crack-cocaine sentencing guidelines, adopted last year by the U.S. Sentencing..."

March 7, 2008 News Column by Jordan Smith

85th Texas Legislature Preview
Can the GOP-run House and Senate get along well enough to get anything accomplished?
"...Bill 6, "the bathroom bill." As that was happening, House Speaker Joe Straus released a statement detailing the findings..."

Jan. 13, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

The People vs. Mike Sheffield
The new APD oversight agreement is a first for Austin -- but will it do what it's supposed to do?
"...after being shot in the back while fleeing a crack house, unarmed, in the driving rain, 60 feet away..."

March 30, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Will RAVE Act Stomp Out Drugs -- Or Dissent?
Drug reformers plan to sue to overturn a new federal law they say was used to stifle their criticism of government policy.
"...The RAVE Act amends and expands the existing federal "crack house statutes" (also authored by Biden) by enabling the..."

June 20, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Industry Celebrates as Delta-8 Stays Legal, but for How Long?
Cannabusinesses try to keep up with laws concerning the THC product
"...Soifer followed a hearing the previous Friday in a lawsuit brought forward by Sky Marketing Corporation, doing business in..."

Nov. 12, 2021 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

Naked City
The FBI continues to use the RAVE Act as a bludgeon against drug-reform activists.
"...of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, an Oregon Drug Enforcement Administration agent penned a letter..."

Dec. 12, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Dancing About Architecture
The strange border tale of Tish Hinojosa
"...Ice Bats), despite recent run-ins with the Draconian new "crack house law" that equates any sort of rave activity..."

Aug. 16, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Dancing About Architecture
That was the year that was in the Live Music Capital …
" worry about than the weather, as the nationwide crackdown on party drugs came to town. Ludicrous misuse of..."

Dec. 28, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Reefer Madness: A Victory for Proportional Sentencing
The House Judiciary Committee has voted to end the disparity between sentences for crack and powder cocaine
"...on the United States Sentencing Commission, members of the House Judiciary Committee on July 29 voted to finally do..."

Aug. 14, 2009 News Column by Jordan Smith

If You're White, It's All Right
The colors of justice in Williamson County
"...busts – spent six months making a series of crack cocaine buys in Taylor. Those transactions eventually resulted in..."

Sept. 24, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

In Jail Forever?
Said's Story
"...running with the wrong crowd. He became addicted to crack. In 1992, he was convicted in Phoenix of fraud...."

Dec. 18, 1998 News Feature by Robert Bryce

CNN Obama-Clinton Debate: The full transcript
Word for word, the whole shebang
"...OBAMA: And for us to move rapidly to cap greenhouse gases, generate billions of dollars that we can reinvest..."

Feb. 21, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Our readers talk back.
" may end if the neocons retake the White House next year. Yes, the essence of Austin may be..."

Nov. 28, 2003 Column

The Booksellers
Tale of New York antiquarian booksellers is the Reader's Digest version
" much money from exclusive book fairs and auction houses as they do from letting customers peruse their endless..."

April 17, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Upcoming Legislative Session
Lawmakers set to tackle immigration, education, legalization, transportation, and more
"...and the biggest single obstacle to their progress – House Speaker Joe Straus – has left the building. On..."

Dec. 14, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

Deep Blues From Gatesville
Amy Smith thought a judge would give her two years max for possession of crack cocaine; why is she doing 20?
"...the maximum penalty for possession of $20 worth of crack cocaine, or $40 worth if you include her priors...."

March 16, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

New Districts Set the Stage for the Politics of the 2020s
The city and state begin to show their work
"...time on Sept. 22, waiting for a draft U.S. House district map, adding two new seats gained by Texas..."

Sept. 24, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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