Advances in Constitutional Interpretation, Chapter XXXVI


Arkansas State Rep. Bob Mathis (D-Mars) spots a clause the rest of us missed:

If you're pregnant and you smoke, a Hot Springs legislator wants you to stop. In fact, Representative Bob Mathis wants his colleagues to study whether it should be against the law for you to smoke.

During this spring's special session, Mathis led the charge to ban smoking in cars with children. He told lawmakers on Saturday that children born to smokers face the risk of long-term health problems and questioned whether it was "constitutional" for a mother to smoke while pregnant.

Which constitution would that be? And how long before the pre-pregnant get their own special ban?

Via Baylen at the fantastic To the People.