Charge-dropping, sanctuary, and the people’s voice in prosecution

If county and city law enforcers have discretion not to charge low-level drug offenses, do they also have discretion not to charge low-level gun offenses? Cam Edwards on the Virginia battle over “Second Amendment sanctuary” resolutions [National Review].

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  • If a prosecutor believes that a law violates the Constitution, he or she is obligated not to enforce it.

    One danger of non-enforcement–where the crime is not victimless. Or when special considerations dictate non-enforcement (e.g., perp is a cop, judge’s kid, powerful family).