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If Police Smell Marijuana, Can They Search My Stuff?

Cops have frequently used the odor of pot to justify searching individuals without a warrant — a practice that has disproportionately affected people of color. However, an “odor-plus standard” that balances the interests of drug enforcement with privacy rights could arguably meet the Constitutional “smell test.”


Why Drug Courts Fail

Over the last few decades, drug courts have emerged as a significant policy tool in the nation’s efforts to combat addiction, but how effective are they? In a conversation with TCR, Kerwin Kaye says the findings of his new book show they are subject to the same biases that have marred other much-touted justice reforms.