May 07, 2008

ID: drug court gadfly

Long profile of a flinty Drug Court client, from the Boise Weekly:

Head Banger - Paul Rogers' fight against Idaho law, and how it almost worked

Paul Rogers never planned to move to Idaho. He never planned to spend five years bouncing in and out of jail and prison. But then, he never really planned to get so caught up with meth that it would bring his life to a sudden halt.

He also never planned to change Idaho law. But with a ruling
(pdf file) from the Idaho Supreme Court last fall, this unlikely source forced a change in the way drug courts around Idaho are run...

And now the "almost" part:

In effect, the decision reversed time. Rogers was granted the hearing he had sought so long ago... At the hearing though, (Judge) Wilper kicked Rogers out of drug court again...