Requiring prescriptions to buy Sudafed does not.
But the attorney general made a mistake typical of this administration. Rather than work with Congress to change the law, Holder is telling prosecutors not to properly charge criminals so as to avoid mandatory minimum sentences.
Not only is that an evasion of the law, it may in some cases violate the law.
"What he's done now, what he's proposed with these drug laws is worse than just suspending the parts of the law, and instructing prosecutors not to prosecute," columnist Charles Krauthammer said.
"He also is telling prosecutors who already have prosecutions in place that they can withhold evidence so that the defendant won't get a maximum or a mandatory penalty," Krauthammer said.
Instead of sneaking around Congress, Holder should work with lawmakers to change the law. That way, a successor cannot reverse this policy.