• But it’s for the good of the children!

  • The DEA is statutorily required to “take such actions as necessary to oppose any attempt” to legalize certain drugs, see Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 1998, section 704(b)(12), at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/reauthorization-act .

    Would “such actions as necessary” encompass lobbying? It would seem to.

  • Yes, that’s an appalling statutory provision. Perhaps some informed lawyer could inform us how it interacts with other provisions of law aimed at curbing lobbying by officialdom.