By the time the 21st Amendment ended national alcohol prohibition in December 1933, more than a dozen states had already opted out. Maryland never passed its own version of the Volstead Act, while New York repealed its alcohol prohibition law in 1923. Eleven other states eliminated their statutes by referendum in November 1932. Senior Editor Jacob Sullum says we could see the beginning of a similar rebellion against marijuana prohibition this year as voters in three states decide whether to legalize the drug's production and sale for recreational use. If any of these ballot initiatives pass, he writes, it might be the most consequential election result this fall, forcing both major parties to confront an unjust, irrational policy that Americans increasingly oppose.
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The justice weighs in during oral arguments in Lange v. California.
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Sandy Martinez says that fine, along with another $63,500 for driveway cracks and a downed fence, violates Florida's constitution.
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The justices did not address one of James King's key arguments, which the 6th Circuit will now consider.
The governors of New York and California have botched major aspects of the pandemic response.