Official news story: washingtonpost.com My own news article for this story (which includes information on his "work") : Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN-3) will resign effective this Friday amid a sex scandal. He has been one of the worst representatives in Congress with respect to marijuana. He is the author of the law which takes away student aid if you are caught with drugs while receiving financial aid (which he originally wrote to eliminate aid if you were EVER caught with drugs). He also worked for the government in the Gonzalez v. Raich Supreme Court case which resulted in a ruling saying medical marijuana is not legal even if state law says it is based on the bullshit claim that even if marijuana never crosses state laws, it COULD effect interstate commerce, and therefore the commerce clause of the constitution allows the Federal government to deny anyone, even in states where medical marijuana is legal from using their medicine. This ruling was made in spite of the fact that her doctor declared under oath that Raich's life was at risk if she could not continue to use medical marijuana because no other pain medication could be used because Raich was allergic to nearly everything else, yet Souder didn't give a shit about that. He has also stated about marijuana that "the destruction in your brain cells, is more like coke or crack than it is like the old time marijuana." He has said the reason for increasing penalties, specifically in relation to the so called "drug free student loan" law is that "[T]he Drug-Free Student Loan amendment is designed to discourage drug use among students, as a student who knows that his financial aid could be suspended if he’s convicted of a drug crime will be less likely to use or deal drugs in the first place" Today he has proven how much bullshit that is and that penalties dont work. He knew that having an affair with an aide could cost him his house seat (as others have had to resign for the same thing) and he is strongly religious and says that he "sinned against God," yet losing the senate seat and violating the laws of God were not enough for him to not have an affair because he wasnt thinking about the penalties and/or he thought he would not be caught, the same reason we smoke. Further, we know the law is morally wrong, while he knew his actions were morally wrong. While im very happy to see this guy crash and burn and am glad that he cant do anymore damage, it is sad the damage he has done will stay for a while.