James P. Gray has been a trial judge in Orange County, California since 1983. Before becoming a judge, he served as a Volunteer in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica, a staff judge advocate and criminal defense attorney in the Navy JAG Corps, a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles, and a civil litigation attorney in a private law firm, in addition to being a Republican candidate for US Congress in 1998, and a Libertarian candidate for US Senate in 2004.
Judge Gray has discussed issues of drug policy on more than two hundred television and radio shows and public forums all across the country. Using his experience on the bench and elsewhere, he has also authored a book on the failed War on Drugs as well as Wearing The Robe, about practical and ethical issues in being a judge.
In the first half of the show, John B. Wells was joined by Judge Jim Gray for a discussion on the issue of marijuana and drug prohibition laws in the United States. In the latter half of the program, author Doug Fine talked about legal cannabis farming and how it benefits the economy. ... More »Host: John B. Wells
George Knapp welcomed Judge Jim Gray for a discussion on the possibility of reforming America's drug laws, taking illegal drug usage from a criminal issue into a social and medical one. "Drug prohibition is the biggest failed policy in the history of our country, second only to slavery," he declared. ... More »Host: George Knapp