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Arrest Isn’t Always Best
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (Sept. 28, 2022) –– A new report published today by Dr. Christi Smith,
Resident Senior Fellow for the Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties Program at the R Street
Institute, examines…

Patent challenges can help lower drug prices and create new generic options
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (Sept. 21, 2022) –– A new policy report published today by R Street Institute Senior Fellow, Charles Duan, analyzes the administrative pathway for challenging drug patents before the…

R Street welcomes Jeff Vanderslice as new director of federal government affairs
William Gray

WASHINGTON (Sept. 14, 2022)—Today, the R Street Institute welcomed Jeff Vanderslice as director of federal government affairs.

In this role, Vanderslice will spearhead R Street’s education and…

Keeping kids out of the criminal justice system is good for public safety
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (Sept. 12, 2022) –– A new short report published today by R Street’s Director of State Government Affairs, Marc Hyden, and Western Region Director, Steven Greenhut, examines the…

A Reflection on All 50 States’ Youth Deflection Programs
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (September 7, 2020) –– A new study released today by R Street’s Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties team, co-authored by Sarah Anderson, Lisel Petis and Jillian Snider, assesses…

Harm reduction policy can save lives. But government overreach is getting in the way.
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (July 18, 2022) –– In a new paper, R Street Institute Resident Senior Fellow for Integrated Harm Reduction, Stacey McKenna, examines the way current public policy may create barriers…

“Legalize it”: It’s time to legalize and properly regulate cannabis
William Gray

WASHINGTON (July 13, 2022) –– In a new paper, R Street Institute Senior Fellow Christi Smith and Policy Director Jillian Snider review the potential benefits of marijuana legalization for law…

R Street responds to RSC’s “Blueprint to Save America” FY23 budget
William Gray

WASHINGTON (June 9, 2022)—Today, the Republican Study Committee (RSC), released their “Blueprint to Save America,” a legislative framework aimed at reducing the burden of government on…

A Long, Strange Trip: Psychedelic Use in the Treatment of Mental Health Disorders
Alexandra McCandless

In a new paper, R Street Institute fellow Chelsea Boyd explores current evidence around using psychedelics to potentially treat mental health disorders, examines existing policies that govern their…

Pathways to Primary Election Reform
Alexandra McCandless

WASHINGTON (June 1, 2022)—A new study by R Street Institute resident fellow Matt Germer examines the current state of primary elections, discusses how their purpose and form has changed over time…

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