In a bid to impose unconstitutional federal statutes and United Nations schemes on the people of a neighboring state, top officials in Oklahoma and Nebraska launched a federal lawsuit last week against Colorado.
They argued in court that nullifying UN and U.S. government mandates purporting to require the criminalization of marijuana was unacceptable and should be quashed. The two conservative-leaning states, both of which have nullified or sought to nullify multiple unconstitutional federal usurpations of power, are asking the Supreme Court to declare the decision of Colorado voters “unconstitutional.”
The attorneys general for Oklahoma and Nebraska, who filed the complaint, are relying on the widely abused and deliberately misinterpreted “supremacy clause” of the U.S. Constitution to make their case. According to the filing at the Supreme Court, top officials in both states are bringing the suit to “enforce their rights under the Supremacy Clause.” The nullification of pot prohibition in Colorado is burdening the criminal justice systems in their states because more marijuana is coming in from their neighbor, the officials argued.
Oklahoma and Nebraska have both been among the many states, liberal and conservative, that have sought to nullify unconstitutional federal statutes. However, in the latest lawsuit, the two attorneys general argued that Washington, D.C., does indeed have the power to force states to criminalize marijuana and other substances. The alleged power to prohibit the controversial plant is supposedly derived from “acts of Congress, including the Controlled Substances Act, …, and international treaties, conventions, and protocols to which the United States is signatory.” The UN has made similar arguments in recent years.