Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Lots of commentary on states SCOTUS suit against Colorado marijuana reform
I am pleased to see that the notable lawsuit filed in the Supreme Court last week by Nebraska and Oklahoma (basics here; commentary here and here) has generated lots of commentary from all sort of perspectives. Here are links to some of the commentary via various blogs:
By Jonathan Adler, "Are Nebraska and Oklahoma just fair-weather federalists?"
By Randy Barnett, "Nebraska and Oklahoma are misreading Raich"
By Kent Scheidegger, "Pot, Prohibition, and Original Jurisdiction"
By Ilya Solim, "Dangerous implications of the Nebraska-Oklahoma lawsuit against marijuana legalization in Colorado"
By Frank Snyder, "Nebraska & Oklahoma v. Colorado: Not a Strong Claim, But Not Ridiculous" and "Why I May Very Well Be Wrong About Nebraska v. Colorado"
By Eugene Volokh, "Some small observations about the new Nebraska & Oklahoma v. Colorado interstate marijuana lawsuit" and "A defense of the Nebraska & Oklahoma v. Colorado marijuana lawsuit"
According to this Huff Post story [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/05/colorado-marijuana-lawsuit_n_6418534.html], several Republican state representatives from Oklahoma have asked the Oklahoma AG to "quietly drop" the lawsuit against Colorado. The reason-state's rights and the fear that "if the argument in the lawsuit were successful, the federal government could, in theory, adopt any UN treaty, then force the states, including Oklahoma, to help impose it,"
Posted by: Rebecca Pressman | Jan 7, 2015 11:48:32 AM