Tag: prohibition

Laws are for the little people….

Laws are for the little people….

While members of Congress may have championed Prohibition laws on the House floor, many of them happily broke the rules in any of the 3,000 speakeasies scattered throughout downtown Washington. And when members needed to restock their personal hooch supply, they turned to one man: George Cassiday. During his time as a booze distributor on […]

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Recent CRS Reports – Sept. 1, 2013

Recent CRS Reports – Sept. 1, 2013

Government Assistance for AIG: Summary and Cost, CRS Report R42953, August 14, 2013 (25-page PDF) Reauthorizing the Office of National Drug Control Policy: Issues for Consideration, CRS Report R41535, August 13, 2013 (19-page PDF) Bee Health: Background and Issues for Congress, CRS Report R43191, August 27, 2013 (33-page PDF) The Debt Limit: History and Recent […]

“Thank you note from Mexican drug cartels”

“Thank you note from Mexican drug cartels”

“Joaquin Guzman Loera: Net Worth $1 Billion As of March 2012,” Forbes “The World’s Billionaires: #701 Joaquin Guzman Loera,” Forbes, March 11, 2009 HT Kids Prefer Cheese Why Legalize Drugs? We believe that drug prohibition is the true cause of much of the social and personal damage that has historically been attributed to drug use. […]

Moman Pruiett (1872-1945)

Moman Pruiett (1872-1945)

Died. Moman Pruiett, 73, shaggy-browed Oklahoma criminal lawyer; of pneumonia; in Oklahoma City. Sent to jail for robbery at age 18, he vowed “I’ll open the doors of your damned prisons!” Later he became so expert at bringing tears to backwoods jurors’ eyes (343 murder cases, 303 acquittals, no executions) that he was considered a […]

“The Relationship of Old Black Gold to Law Enforcement”

“The Relationship of Old Black Gold to Law Enforcement”

(From “Moman Pruiett, Criminal Lawyer,” by Moman Pruiett (1945)) Speech by Moman Pruiett to the Oklahoma Electric Club, Oklahoma City February 21, 1927 “The Relationship of Old Black Gold to Law Enforcement” “They are slaves who fear to speak For the fallen and the weak; They are slaves who will not choose Hatred, scoffing and […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 21 (21st Amendment – Prohibition Repealed)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 21 (21st Amendment – Prohibition Repealed)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 21 (Twenty-First Amendment) Amendment XXI. (Prohibition Repealed) Passed by Congress February 20, 1933. Ratified December 5, 1933. Section 1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed. Section 2. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or Possession of the […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 18 (Eighteenth Amendment – Prohibition)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 18 (Eighteenth Amendment – Prohibition)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 18 (18th Amendment) Amendment XVIII. (Prohibition) Passed by Congress December 18, 1917. Ratified January 16, 1919. Repealed by amendment 21. Section 1. After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof […]