Jacob Sullum

Jacob Sullum

Jacob Sullum

During two decades in journalism Jacob Sullum has relentlessly skewered authoritarians of the left and the right, making the case for shrinking the realm of politics and expanding the realm of individual choice.

Read his weekly column here or check out hisĀ bio.

Recently Published

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William Barr's Never-Ending War: Trump's Nominee for Attorney General Is Apt to Encourage His Worst Instincts on Drug Policy Dec 12, 2018

William Barr, Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, believes the president has vast, unilater... Read More

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Stop Ignoring Double Jeopardy: The Supreme Court Should Reconsider the Misbegotten Dual Sovereignty Doctrine Dec 05, 2018

No one disputes that Terance Gamble, who was convicted of second-degree robbery in 2008, broke the l... Read More

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Profitable Penalties Imperil Justice: Supreme Court Should Make It Clear That State Forfeitures Are Constrained by Excessive Fines Clause Nov 28, 2018

Tyson Timbs, an Indiana man desperate for money to support his heroin habit, did exactly what the co... Read More

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Alarmist Nonsense Should Not Stop Sentencing Reform: Modest Changes in First Step Act Are No Threat to Public Safety Nov 21, 2018

The federal sentencing reforms that Donald Trump endorsed last week could shorten the terms of 2,700... Read More