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Monday, May 16, 2005

Section 2 of 21st amendment deleted

"The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited."

The 21st amendment couldn't be clearer. It is specific to alcohol and specific to state vs federal context.

I like the result of today's 5-4 decision, because I would prefer the freest possible flow of commerce between the states. But the cost was yet another judicial revision to the constitution. Maybe we should make reading a prerequisite for appointment to the courts.