[Reading] ➿ Prohibition, the Constitution, and States Rights Author Sean Beienburg – Bluevapours.co.uk Colorado’s legalization of marijuana spurred intense debate about the extent to which the Constitution preempts state enacted laws and statutes Colorado’s legal cannabis program generated a strang Colorado’s legalization Constitution, and MOBI · of marijuana spurred intense debate about the extent to which the Constitution preempts state enacted laws and statutes Colorado’s legal cannabis program generated a strange scenario in which Prohibition, the PDF \ many politicians including many who freely invoke the Tenth Amendment seemed to be attacking the progressive state for asserting states’ rights Unusual as this may seem this has happened before—in the the Constitution, and PDF ↠ early part of the twentieth century as America concluded a decades long struggle over the suppression of alcohol during Prohibition Sean Beienburg recovers a largely forgotten constitutional debate revealing how Prohibition became a battlefield on which skirmishes of American political development including the debate over federalism and states’ rights were fought Beienburg focuses on the massive extension of federal authority involved in Prohibition and the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment describing the roles and reactions of not just Congress the presidents and the Supreme Court but political actors throughout the states who jockeyed with one another to claim fidelity to the Tenth Amendment while reviling nationalism and nullification alike The most comprehensive treatment of the constitutional debate over Prohibition to date the book concludes with a discussion of the parallels and differences between Prohibition in the s and debates about the legalization of marijuana today .
- 312 pages
- Prohibition, the Constitution, and States Rights
- Sean Beienburg
- 09 April 2015 Sean Beienburg