Paul Guppy, Vice President for Research, April, 2009
Lawmakers in Olympia are considering a proposal to change the state’s Three-Strikes-You’re-Out law by removing second degree robbery from the list of criminal offenses that count as a strike.
The Puget Sound Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society sponsored a talk by William Mellor, co-author of the new book The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom. The lunch event, co-sponsored by Washington Policy Center, took place at the Washington Athletic Club.
Paul Guppy, Vice President for Research, January, 2007
A recent P.I. editorial agrees with Mayor Nickels’ call for more gun control, saying “the legal system could do a lot more to control guns. ”There’s just one problem with this approach – it won’t work.
John Barnes, Policy Analyst, May, 2006
It’s an age-old story. A criminal shoots someone, and then politicians propose gun-control measures that would have done nothing to prevent the shooting. On March 26, Kyle Huff killed six people at a late-night party in Seattle. Seattle mayor Greg Nickels immediately called for more regulations on guns. None of his proposals would have prevented the tragedy.
Eric Montague, Policy Analyst, April, 2003
The primary function of government is to protect the lives, liberty and property of its citizens. Public safety is thus essential to the continuance of civil society. Public safety depends on a reliable and effective criminal justice system, and central to the administration of justice is a humane, secure and efficient prison system.