Saturday, October 19, 2013

California's Jerry Brown vetoes legislation similar to Texas' warrant-for-email bill

California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed legislation similar to a bill passed here in Texas last spring requiring law enforcement to secure a search warrant to access cloud-based emails. Rick Perry, by contrast, signed Texas' Tea-Party backed legislation on the same topic.

Gov. Brown also vetoed legislation reducing penalties for low-level drug possession aimed at complying with a federal court order to reduce prison overcrowding. This despite a poll last year that found "62 percent of Californians agree that the penalty for possessing a small amount of illegal drugs for personal use should be reduced to a misdemeanor."

Arguably, conservatives seeking a less-government, liberty-minded approach to criminal justice should just look at what Jerry Brown does and do the opposite.

1 comment:

Twitch said...

He's getting more and more like "Boss" Edmund G. Brown Sr. every day