Jack Balkin: How Liberals Can Reclaim the Constitution

I’m all for using originalism to reach liberal results — I think that’s the best way to defend originalism from the charge that it’s no more than cover for a conservative agenda.

But Balkin seems to go to the opposite extreme, and find that (his version of) originalism always (or almost always) leads to liberal results.

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Colorado No Longer Alone: Washington State Joins In Nullification of Federal Marijuana Laws

As Colorado’s six month progress report on its legalized pot economy confronted naysayers with news of plummeting crime, the second state to open itself to recreational cannabis sales made headlines of its own.

Last Tuesday, marijuana was officially introduced into the above ground market in Washington state, sealing another victory in efforts to nullify unconstitutional federal prohibition.

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