Preparations for Prohibition Repeal

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Congress and Repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment

Since submission to the states by the present Congress of a proposal for repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment seems improbable, this question is likely to be one of the first to engage the attention of the 73rd Congress at the special session now expected to convene in mid-April. The Blame resolution, favorably reported to the Senate by the Judiciary Committee, January 9, 1933, qualified repeal by reserving to Congress concurrent power to prohibit or regulate the saloon. It stipulated ratification by state legislatures rather than by the convention method favored in the 1932 platforms of both the Republican and Democratic parties. The resolution in this form was opposed by the Democratic leaders of the House, who indicated that ...

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