About the DKT Liberty Project

Thomas Jefferson warned, “the natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” Mindful of this trend, the Liberty Project was founded to promote individual liberty against encroachment by all levels of government. Learn more...


SUPREME COURT STRIKES A BLOW AGAINST EXCESSIVE FINES IN LANDMARK CASE

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September 17, 2019

The Supreme Court voted unanimously for criminal justice reform, placing limits on “policing for profit,” as it has rightly been called. This ruling prohibits all the states from imposing excessive fines on people convicted or even accused of a crime. In this case, Timbs v. Indiana, law enforcement took Mr. Timbs’ $42,000 truck when Timbs’ crime Read the full article…

MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL MARIJUANA BALLOT INITIATIVE TAKES A MAJOR STEP

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In September 2019, 105,686 certified signatures were filed with the Secretary of State in Mississippi to qualify Initiative 65, commonly referred to as Medical Marijuana 2020, to appear on the ballot for Mississippians to vote on in the November 2020 election. The signatures will now be reviewed by the MS Secretary of State, who then officially qualifies the initiative for the ballot. A minimum of 86,185 certified signatures must be filed for an initiative to Read the full article…

Life after Prison in Virginia

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May 28, 2019

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 the defendants how long they Read the full article…

Pushing back against forfeiture seizures

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March 25, 2019

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, her nephew Read the full article…

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

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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

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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

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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

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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…