Comments from a GOP presidential contender and a federal judge have put the issue of states legalizing marijuana back on the constitutional front burner.
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Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a new wave of states’ rights advocacy, giving the impression – at least some of the time – that a historic shift could be underway.
National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen is joined by top constitutional experts Michael Kent Curtis and Michael Stokes Paulsen to discuss Abraham Lincoln’s complicated constitutional legacy.
On March 11, 1861, delegates from the newly formed Confederate States of America agreed on their own constitution. And much of it mirrored the Constitution of the United States as it existed at the time.
A second legal challenge is emerging in the federal court system to Colorado’s legalization of marijuana, with the latest lawsuit repeating a challenge on constitutional grounds.