National Affairs: Lawyers Go Wet

After twelve years of backing & filling, the American Bar Association last week chose its side of the Prohibition fence, went sopping Wet.

A motion was made during the Association's 1918 convention that a resolution be passed urging the States not to ratify the 18th Amendment. Another motion to postpone consideration of the question was carried 75 to 68. Thereafter the matter was carefully avoided, although many a State and city bar association went on record opposing constitutional Prohibition, including: New Jersey, Nevada, Virginia; San Francisco, Detroit, Philadelphia, Boston, St. Louis, New York.

Last May, members of the Voluntary Committee of Lawyers Inc....

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