Hitler’s judges and the war on drugs

We finally saw the film Judgment at Nuremberg for the first time last night at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) in Washington DC. This film depicts the trial of four Nazi judges accused of committing crimes against humanity. These German judges, who were tried by an ad hoc American military tribunal, had used their judicial authority to enforce evil Nazi laws … which brings me to the so-called “war on drugs.” Given that the USA has imprisoned many people for non-violent drug offenses, could our judges and prosecutors one day be charged by an international tribunal as metaphorical war criminals for enforcing unjust and counter-productive drug laws? In short, what is the difference between our drug-war judges and the Nazi jurists put on trial at Nuremberg?

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