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Is Capitalism Immoral?

Is Capitalism Immoral?Dear Jim,  “The point is ladies and gentlemen that greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” “It's a zero-sum game, somebody wins, somebody loses.” “If you need a friend, get...

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Congress must retake war powers

Congress must retake war powersAs we all know, each year our country  sets aside the last Monday as Memorial Day. The purpose of this day is, of course, to honor those people who have served in the...

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Verdict : Life Inside Prisons

Life Inside PrisonsIntroductionThis article has its roots between 10:00 p.m. and midnight Pacific time last July 4 when I was a guest on George Noory’s radio show “Coast to Coast AM.” The general...

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Who is Judge Jim Gray?

Blunt Force

Blunt ForceJames Gray and attorneys agree the retired judge is unafraid to speak honestly to all parties.IRVINE - "What's the most important thing in life?" retired judge James P. Gray asked a week...

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Gray Matters

Gray Matters: Judge James P. Gray (Ret.) Celebrates Life and LibertyIntroduction: Franklin G. West Award: The OCBA’s Highest HonorFranklin G. West, the son of a local jurist, was an Orange County...

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To Write a Book

"To Write a Book"I Never in my life thought that I would write a book. But It Happened.I never in my life thought that I would write a book. But it happened. It began more than twenty years ago when...

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Judges Rule Lawyers

Judges Rule LawyersThey maintain lead over their friendly rivals to win second annual softball game between county judges and trial lawyers.By Michael Miller Updated: Saturday, September 20, 2008...

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Libertarian Approaches

Congress must retake war powers

Congress must retake war powersAs we all know, each year our country  sets aside the last Monday as Memorial Day. The purpose of this day is, of course, to honor those people who have served in the...

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We must unite to solve Police Issues

We must unite to solve Police IssuesThere comes a time when all Americans of goodwill must take a stand about the dissension now existing in our country. And the first thing that must be said here...

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One Man’s Libertarian Whitepaper

ONE MAN’S LIBERTARIAN WHITEPAPERAlthough I understand that no one speaks for the Libertarian Party, it is fair to say that, unlike the Democrats and Republicans, Libertarians are not...

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Go With What Works

Go With What WorksU.S. Must rethink Drug policy and take a different approach toward Non-problem usersHow is actor Robert Downey Jr.'s problem with drug abuse any different than Betty Ford's problem...

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Follow the Money

Follow the MoneyHalt terrorists' cash flow by making sale of illicit drugs unprofitable One of the overwhelmingly difficult things we face when confronted with a tragedy of the magnitude and...

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Liberty Magazine

Liberty Magazine ArticleFor more than two decades I was a soldier in the War on Drugs. In the course of my career, I have helped put drug users and dealers in jail; I have presided over the break-up...

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The Libertarian Philosophy

It's A Gray AreaThe Libertarian PhilosophyI was a lifelong Republican until I realized my party couldn’t be counted on. Not to protect my freedom or my liberty, and not to be “fiscally...

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Drug Policy

The Hopelessness of Drug Prohibition

The Hopelessness of Drug ProhibitionIntroductionI am a former “drug warrior.” Although I may not have given it too much critical thought, during my time of service in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps and as...

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Top Ten Drug Policy Goals

Top Ten Drug Policy GoalsWe have been actively “fighting” our nation’s War on Drugs since the time of Richard Nixon. But during all of that time I have never heard anyone in government discuss, much...

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Legalization No. Policy Overhaul Yes

Legalization, No Policy Overhaul, Yes EDITORS, Los Angeles Times, January 4, 1994 Calls by Orange County judge for a critical study of drug laws gain influential support Bit by bit, adding a...

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Is Our Drug Policy Failing? Don’t Ask

Is Our Drug Policy Failing? Don’t AskMarch 29, 2000 in print edition B-7 Los Angeles Times Recently, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, our nation’s “drug czar,” was invited to Orange County for a debate about...

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Clarify Terms for Drug War’s End

Clarify Terms for Drug War’s EndThom Marshall Words intended to mean one thing when leaving your mouth can mean something completely different upon entering the ear of another. Saying what you mean...

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The Drug Dilemma

The Drug DilemmaWar or PeaceEvery American was shocked when Robert McNamara, one of the master architects of the Vietnam War, acknowledged that not only did he believe the war was, "wrong, terribly...

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Just Say No

Just Say NoOur drug laws have failed. We’ve lost the so-called War on Drugs, and now it is time for a coherent and common-sense approach to the drug problem. I say this not as an ivory-tower...

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Regulate Marijuana Like Wine

Regular Marijuana Like WineIn my public discussions about our nation's failed and hopeless policy of marijuana prohibition, I often say that Proposition 19 actually won the election last November,...

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Death Penalty

Essay: Facing Facts on the Death Penalty

In this article for a Special Issue of the Loyola Marymount University Law Review in 2011, Judge Gray shows how, regardless of a person’s philosophy, the death penalty isn’t working, and will never work.

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Peer Court

The Peer Court Experience

The Peer Court ExperienceWithout Question, numbers of things with our young people are not going well in out society today. Even worse, in several well-publicized situations our local government...

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Verdict : Life Inside Prisons

Life Inside PrisonsIntroductionThis article has its roots between 10:00 p.m. and midnight Pacific time last July 4 when I was a guest on George Noory’s radio show “Coast to Coast AM.” The general...

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