Life after Prison in Virginia

May 28, 2019

BOB ENGLEHART | Cagle Cartoons Ronald Fraser writes on public policy issues for the DKT Liberty Project, and recently published “Life after Prison in Virginia” in 43 regional papers across 21 states. The authorities seem appropriately embarrassed about some of these injustices. Here’s a clip: With each criminal conviction the state of Virginia matter-of-factly tells Read the full article…

Pushing back against forfeiture seizures

March 25, 2019

Hilda Bazan Hilda Bazan, a woman in her 50’s works in sales in Los Angeles. She lives with her two nephews. A few years ago, Hilda purchased a new Kia Optima. She often lent the car to her nephew, so he could get to work and run other errands. Some months ago, without Hilda’s knowledge, Read the full article…

Michigan Campaign to Legalize Marijuana Takes Major Step Toward Getting Full Legalization on the Ballot in 2018

May 8, 2018

The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol turned in more than 360,000 signatures calling for its marijuana legalization initiative to be placed on Michigan’s November 2018 ballot. The state Board of Canvassers had approved the ballot language previously. The DKT Liberty Project has helped provide support for this grassroots effort. “Collecting enough signatures to get Read the full article…

‘Kettle Falls Five’ Wins on Appeal in Medical Marijuana Case


Ms. Rhonda Firestack-Harvey, her son Rolland Gregg, and his wife Michelle Gregg for decades led normal lives.  Along with their friends Larry Harvey and Jason Zucker, they used medical marijuana for health issues.  They each had state medical health authorizations posted, and they carefully followed all of Washington state’s regulations for the legal use of Read the full article…

Victory for The Friendly Market in Oklahoma


The verdict is in for the trial against a Norman city councilman and his business partner, the owner of The Friendly Market. Robert Cox and Stephen Holman were found not guilty on all counts. The DKT Liberty project supported this case by paying for Cox’s and Holman’s defense. The two were accused of a felony Read the full article…

Lawsuit Settled as City Agrees to Major Changes


Calling the city Recorders Court in Columbus, Georgia “a troubled and dysfunctional institution whose judges and clerks routinely disregard the rights of defendants, including indigent citizens,” the Southern Center for Human Rights, with support from the DKT Liberty Project, sued the mayor of Columbus, the chief judge of the city Recorders Court, and his clerk Read the full article…

Kala Rains Wins Case on Appeal


Kala Rains and her husband owned a small ranch in rural southern California.  After her husband died, everything seemed to go downhill for her. Temptation came knocking in 2013 when a man said he would give her $300 to let two Mexican aliens stay one night at her ranch.  She agreed, but one night turned Read the full article…