Marijuana is new battleground for states’ rights

first_imgThey claimed they were protecting “states’ rights.”And then there was the “New Federalism” advocated by President Ronald Reagan in 1981.For Reagan, it meant cutting federal spending (the main purpose) and transferring responsibilities (mostly responsibilities to the poor and to children) back to the states — who of course couldn’t afford to fulfill them. It wasn’t really about federalism any more than opposition to the New Deal or to civil rights was.Strom Thurmond, the South Carolina senator who led the fight against civil rights, didn’t believe that it should be his home state that provided equality to black schoolchildren.President Reagan’s team was committed to reducing the size of government — and reducing its role in helping the poor and the needy — at both the state and federal level.Justice Louis Brandeis famously wrote of our federal system that the division of powers between the federal government — with its “limited” powers specifically delineated by the Constitution — and the state governments, which continue to possess all powers not given to the federal government, would allow the states to “serve as a laboratory” and “try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.”It took a while, but liberals finally got the idea. So why did the Trump administration announce last week that it intends to ignore the will of the voters, trample the rights of the states and enforce federal marijuana laws that are totally and completely inconsistent with everything states such as California are trying to do?Federal prosecutors are not going to be out there prosecuting recreational users, Trump’s posturing notwithstanding.Juries are composed of the very same people who voted to legalize recreational use. Try finding one that would convict.A dealer who imports and sells to kids across state lines is another thing; Trump didn’t need to make an announcement to give notice to them that federal law enforcement was still interested.All Trump accomplished last week was to prove the blatant hypocrisy that has long plagued the concept of federalism. And tick off a whole lot of people in a whole lot of states.Susan Estrich is a nationally syndicated columnist.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Editorial, OpinionFor most of the 20th century, “federalism” was the cry of conservatives battling growing federal power that came, constitutionally at least, at the expense of the states.So their response to Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal was not that children should work endless hours in unsafe conditions but that the federal government had no business legislating programs and laws to end child labor and establish minimum standards for work, labor and hour regulation and the rest.It was only after President Roosevelt threatened to pack the Supreme Court that the conservatives on the Court finally gave in.Likewise, during the civil rights battles of the 1950s and 1960s, the opponents of civil rights in Congress and in the governors’ mansions did not come right out and say that black law students, college students and schoolchildren should attend schools that were both separate and terrible.center_img Justice William Brennan wrote a famous article in the Harvard Law Review during the dark days (for liberals) of Warren Burger’s tenure as chief justice.Brennan called on states to use their own constitutions to protect their citizens where the federal government refused to.Activists on various issues, including the environment and civil rights, increasingly looked to the states to act where the federal government would not.Federalism.Cannabis, anyone?In California, as in a growing number of states, the voters last year approved the recreational use of marijuana — complete with a whopping 15 percent (or higher) tax.Nationally, a majority of Americans support legalization. State after state has approved initiatives allowing first for medical marijuana and, more recently, for recreational use. States’ rights.last_img read more

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Railway Estate in hot demand

first_img78A Ninth Ave, Railway EstateA COTTAGE in Railway Estate is receiving plenty of attention from house hunters ahead of auction day.78A Ninth Ave will be sold under the hammer on March 13. It’s a renovated Queenslander cottage with three bedrooms, one bathroom and a practical, open-plan layout.Keyes & Co Property agent Tess Sellwood said she had received an overwhelming number of inquiries about the home, from downsizers to first-home buyers and young professional couples. 78A Ninth Ave, Railway Estate78A Ninth Avenue will be open for inspection on Saturday from 1pm-1.30pm. For more information call Ms Sellwood on 0439 793 559. 78A Ninth Ave, Railway EstateThe home has been restored while maintaining the Queenslander charm.The large chef’s kitchen features granite benchtops and flows out to the alfresco deck, perfect for entertaining.The home is situated on a low-maintenance 528sq m block and there is car accommodation and storage underneath the home.The house also has double side access and is surrounded by other high-quality character homes.center_img 78A Ninth Ave, Railway EstateMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“I have been absolutely pummelled with inquiries and it’s one of those cottages that doesn’t need any work,” she said. “Anything inner city that is low-maintenance is really attracting people and Railway Estate is going gangbusters. “I think the biggest drawcard for this property is that even though it’s a cottage, it has a really functional floor plan and open-plan living.“We decided to sell it at auction because it does carry a bit of wow factor and my owners were unsure of the value and market sentiment so they were happy to open it up to the market.”last_img read more

Rosalie T. Geis

first_imgRosalie T. Geis of Batesville died Tuesday, August 21, 2018.  Born August 22, 1938 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Clara (Nee: Thrine) and Raymond Grossman.  She married Albert Geis April 23, 1960 at St. Louis Church in Batesville.  She worked alongside her husband of 58 years at their business, Geis Electronics and was a member of the Batesville Historical Society and a former member of the Daughters of Isabella.Rosalie enjoyed celebrating special occasions with her family and friends and claimed that “a party isn’t a party without a jello salad.”  She regularly participated in her card clubs that started when she was in high school.  During travel time on her many trips she embroidered quilts for her grandchildren.  Rosalie never missed a game, recital or graduation of one of her grandchildren.  She shared her love of rock collecting with her family and was a faithful member of St. Louis Church.She is survived by her husband Al; daughters Kathleen Gutzwiller of Batesville, Karen Bauer of Cincinnati; sons and daughter-in-law Thomas Geis of Brookville, Christopher and Laura Geis of Batesville; sixteen grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her brother Leroy Grossman and infant grandson George Geis.Visitation is Friday, August 24th, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home and Saturday, August 25th, from 9 – 9:30 a.m. at St. Louis Church.  Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. Saturday with Rev. John Geis officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to Oldenburg Academy or the Steve Reen Children’s Fund.last_img read more

Longford edges Galway thriller

first_img The 8-1 shot looked set to win decisively when hitting the front under Barry Geraghty, but Un Beau Roman came back tenaciously. In the end, though, Bally Longford won the argument by a length. Henry de Bromhead’s excellent week continued as Bally Longford edged ahead in a thrilling Lord Hemphill Memorial Handicap Chase. Press Associationcenter_img Miracle jockey Brian Toomey had his first ride over fences since his much publicised fall at Perth two years ago, but pulled up Phil Kirby’s British challenger Kings Grey. Geraghty said: “The ground wasn’t that bad I’d say. He jumped well and battled well. I thought when I went past Ruby that’s the last I’ll see of you, but he stayed at it well and I thought I was in trouble. My lad just kept finding a little bit more.” Slygufftou finished powerfully to land the Galway Shopping Centre Handicap Hurdle in the hands of Luke Dempsey. Michael McCullagh’s charge was turning out just nine days after opening his account under Rules at the 11th attempt at Wexford and was a 16-1 shot for this more competitive heat. The grey was never too far off the speed, but looked booked for minor honours as Harangue and Medinah Gold began to draw clear from the second-last. However, Medinah Gold was slow at the final obstacle and with Harangue beginning to tie up, Slygufftou stuck on admirably to come through and win by a length and three-quarters. McCullagh said: “This horse has given me a hard time at home but I forgive him all now. I was saying beforehand that I should have waited for Roscommon (on Tuesday). “I told young Dempsey to wait and wait and he did exactly as he was told.” last_img read more

Jose Mourinho contacts Manchester United to make his pitch for job – report

first_img Mourinho left Chelsea in December after a poor start to the season, despite his team winning the Barclays Premier League in the previous campaign. According to the report, Mourinho explains in the letter how he would be prepared to adapt his style of management to suit the demands at Old Trafford, and how he would seek to overhaul the squad. The 52-year-old Portuguese’s fondness for United is well known and he has been linked with the job before, but United chose David Moyes to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013 and Van Gaal to come in a year later. As well as two spells at Chelsea, Mourinho has previously bossed Porto, Inter Milan and Real Madrid. After he departed Chelsea before Christmas, Blues coach Steve Holland predicted Mourinho would want to soon be back involved in the game at the highest level. “He’s a guy who needs and wants football,” said Holland. ” There will be clubs and big clubs who will want him. “And he’s not in my opinion the sort of guy who’s going to spend six, seven, eight months sitting at home doing nothing in particular.” Pressure mounted on Van Gaal after United’s 1-0 defeat to Southampton on Saturday, which left the Red Devils five points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham. Jose Mourinho has written to Manchester United to state his case to become the club’s next manager, according to a report in the Independent on Sunday. The newspaper states that former Chelsea manager Mourinho has sent United a six-page letter in which he outlines why he would be a suitable fit for the position, which is currently occupied by under-pressure Dutchman Louis van Gaal. United declined to comment on the report when contacted by Press Association Sport. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Serena Williams Pulls out of Cincinnati Masters

first_imgWashington: American tennis star Serena Williams has withdrawn from the WTA Cincinnati Masters due to back injury. Williams, a two-time Cincinnati champion, had retired during the Rogers Cup final Sunday in Toronto against Bianca Andreescu with the same injury. The 23-time Grand Slam champion suffered the second blow just hours before her scheduled match began against qualifier Zarina Diyas. “I am so sad to withdraw from the Western & Southern Open as it is truly one of the tournaments I most love to play,” the WTA website quoted Williams as saying in a statement. (IANS)Also Read: Simona Halep Crushes Serena Williams to Win Maiden Wimbledon TitleAlso Watch: Mangaldoi youth opts for celebrating Republic and Independence Day in a unique mannerlast_img read more

Dope: Nigeria’s Paralympic Champion, Esther Onyema, Banned for Four Years

first_imgEsther Onyema…banned for four years for dope The Nigerian para power lifter who won gold medalists in the last three Commonwealth Games in Delhi (India), Glasgow (Scotland) and Gold Coast (Australia) tested positive to 19-norandrosterone found in her urine sample collected at the 2019 International Para Powerlifting competition which held in Lagos.According to a statement issued yesterday by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) : “As a signatory of the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC), the IPC remains committed to a doping-free sporting environment at all levels.“The IPC, together with the International Federations and the National Paralympic Committees, established the IPC Anti-Doping Code (the Code) to prevent doping in sport for Paralympic athletes, in the spirit of fair play. The Code is in conformity with the general principles of the WADC.”The drug is one of the substances included on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2019 Prohibited List under the class S1.1B Endogenous Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS) and their Metabolites and isomers.Each athlete is strictly liable for the substances found in his or her sample.An ADRV occurs whenever a prohibited substance (or its metabolites or markers) is found in his or her bodily specimen, whether or not the athlete intentionally or unintentionally used a prohibited substance or was negligent or otherwise at fault.In addition to the four-year ban, Onyema has also been stripped of the gold medal which she won in the Women’s 55kg competition in Lagos, together with any points and laurels accrued to her.Oyema who was Nigeria’s flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast two years ago, has enjoyed a long career at elite level, winning medals at Paralympic and Commonwealth Games.She narrowly missed a consecutive Paralympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil when she was edged out by Mexico’s Amalia Perez who broke a world record on her way to claiming the top place on the podium.Onyema however made up for the slip in Brazil by setting new world record in the women’s under-50kg category by pressing 131kg on her final lift at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.None of Nigeria’s para power lifting officials could be reached for an official statement on the development yesterday.However, the Media Officer of the Paralympic Committee of Nigeria (PCN), Patrick Ibeh promised an official statement from the Olympic movement for the physically challenged athletes today.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Duro IkhazuagbeNigeria’s former Paralympic and Commonwealth Games champion, Esther Onyema, 38, has been banned four years by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for committing an anti-doping rule violation.Onyema’s dream of adding to the gold and silver medals she won at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games respectively next year in Tokyo has however evaporated as she is no longer eligible to compete in the sport until May 2, 2023.last_img read more

Soundboard: Students discuss thoughts on National Signing Day

first_imgIn the video above, students on campus were asked about their thoughts on National Signing Day when top recruits, including five-star cornerback Iman Marshall and four-star linebacker Porter Gustin, committed to USC. Watch to learn more. For more details about the National Signing Day, read our coverage of it here.last_img

No. 23 Syracuse’s 2-1 overtime victory over No. 14 St. Joseph’s gives Ange Bradley 200th Syracuse career win

first_img Published on September 13, 2019 at 10:15 pm Contact Danny: | @DannyEmerman Facebook Twitter Google+ UPDATED: Sept. 15, 2019 at 1:47 a.m.When midfielder Laura Graziosi received the penalty corner insert pass with five minutes left in the first overtime, St. Joseph’s defense anticipated her to pass. SJU’s defensive line converged on midfielder Carolin Hoffmann and forward Charlotte de Vries, everyone but Graziosi.Graziosi took what the defense gave her. She dribbled the ball to her right and struck a shot 10 feet away to the back of the net. Graziosi’s goal — her second of the season — gave Syracuse its first win over a ranked opponent, revenge for last season’s 5-2 loss to SJU, and a course-correcting victory after last week’s loss to unranked Cornell.The game-winner gave also head coach Ange Bradley her 200th win as head coach at Syracuse.In Bradley’s 12 seasons at No. 23 Syracuse (4-1), the Orange have made 10 NCAA tournament appearances. Bradley led the 2015 team to the program’s first and only national championship. On Friday night, Syracuse’s 2-1 upset win over No. 14 St. Joseph’s (3-1) added a win to Bradley’s legacy. But before Friday night’s match, Bradley showed how much the win meant to her.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I had no clue,” Bradley said about winning her 200th game at Syracuse.Little did she know, Bradley had been stuck on 199 Syracuse wins for nearly two weeks. She entered the postgame press conference on Friday with a bouquet of orange roses, which associate head coach Allan Law’s family bought last week before the Cornell game — what would have been Bradley’s 200th Syracuse victory. Instead, Syracuse lost 2-1 despite out-shooting the Big Red 17 to 10 and “dominating,” Bradley said.But on Friday, Law could finally put his flowers to good use. The Orange — whose previous three wins all came in comebacks — jumped out to an early lead. de Vries notched her team-leading sixth goal in the second period with a strong reverse-hit.With a lead in the second half, Bradley grew more vocal from the bench. “It’s a wing press. Read it, Claire!” she yelled to Claire Webb, her center back, at one point. It was Webb’s first game of the season after missing the first four matches with a hand injury, and the senior anchored an SU defensive unit that limited the Hawks to no shots in the first half. But SJU’s more aggressive press later led to a penalty corner, which the Hawks capitalized on to even up the game, 1-1.Still, throughout the game, Syracuse maintained control. The midfielders intercepted passes, forwards pressured SJU’s defenders, and the defense remained “composed,” Bradley said. When the game entered overtime, Syracuse led in shots on goal, 10 to four.Three more unanswered shots in overtime, including Graziosi’s game-winner, put Syracuse on top.“I watched us in overtime from the sidelines, and it’s awesome running on the field,” Webb said, “But it’s even better when I get to be on the field helping with it.”In addition to the 200th Syracuse win milestone, beating St. Joseph’s added emotional value for Bradley and Syracuse. Last year, the Hawks blew Syracuse out, 5-2, in the regular season finale, which hurt the Orange’s chances at the NCAA tournament. Syracuse ended up missing the tournament for the first time since 2007, Bradley’s first year at SU.Plus, SJU’s bench featured two of Bradley’s former assistants in head coach Lynn Farquhar and assistant Martu Loncarica. Before the game, Bradley listened to the national anthem on SJU’s half of the field, right next to her former assistants.“None of this could’ve been done without the women that I’ve coached, and their belief, and their vision,” Bradley said.With Friday’s win, Bradley joins Kathleen Parker — the winningest coach in program history (316 wins in 28 seasons) — in SU’s 200-win club. But Bradley did something no other SU field hockey coach ever did: Bring a national championship to Syracuse. And Friday’s upset victory is one step towards doing it again.After Graziosi’s shot whizzed past SJU’s goalkeeper, Ange initially hung back as her team sprinted onto the field. She embraced her assistant coaches and eventually jogged out to the scene of the victory, joining Syracuse’s huddle and receiving hugs from almost every player. “Every moment since the day (ex-Athletic Director) Daryl (Gross) first called me, he said ‘Come here and win a national championship,’” Bradley said. “So winning on Coyne is something we believed in.”CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, the headline and story misstated Ange Bradley’s number of wins. She has 200 career wins as head coach at Syracuse. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Commentslast_img read more