Colorado: President BHO Asks High Court To Extinguish Marijuana Lawsuit Filed By Oklahoma and Nebraska| 0
Coming down the side of the Tenth Amendment, Barack Hussein Obama’s (BHO) administration thinks the High Court should toss out a lawsuit from Oklahoma and Nebraska that seeks to tag as unconstitutional Colorado’s legalization of marijuana in 2012.
According to the WSJ, The DOJ’s head solicitor, Donald Verrilli fired-off a brief on Wednesday that noted the not-so-neighborly dispute over Amendment 64, which was passed by Colorado voters a little over three years ago; claiming it should not have landed on the to-do list of the Supreme Court.
In his brief Verrilli noted: “Entertaining the type of dispute at issue here—essentially that one state’s laws make it more likely that third parties will violate federal and state law in another state—would represent a substantial and unwarranted expansion.”
Upset over Colorado’s newfound freedom, Nebraska and Oklahoma rolled out their petulant lawsuit to the Supreme Court in 2014, whining that Colorado’s law legalizing recreational marijuana use by fully functioning adults runs against the grain of the federal governments many anti-drug laws.
Rather than jumping on the Tax and Regulate bandwagon, and reducing crime while generating new tax revenue, the two states have instead bitched that Colorado’s newest venture in civil liberty has hampered their archaic war against marijuana consumption in their states.