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More Judges Conclude Drug War Is Lost Cause


July 1993

Some member of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago have concluded that the drug war is a lost cause. Highly regarded Judge Richard Posner said he would favor immediate legalization of marijuana and hallucinogens. Posner, likely to be the next chief judge of that court, was responding to a question May 25, and added that legalization was not politically feasible (Randall Samborn, "7th Circuit Concludes Drug War Is Lost Cause," National Law Journal, 6/7/93, p. 6).