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On This Date in Legal History

On May 23, 1889, Mabel Walker Willebrandt was born. From 1921 to 1929 she was the Assistant Attorney General of the United States responsible for enforcing prohibition (the Volstead Act). To learn more about this remarkable attorney, read Can This Woman … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

Mabel Walker Willebrandt was a trailblazing female attorney.  She’s best remembered for her work at the Department of Justice where she was in charge of the division responsible for enforcing the Volstead Act.  She successfully prosecuted many bootleggers. Listen to … Continue reading

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The 21st Amendment

On February 20, 1933, Congress proposed the 21st Amendment to repeal prohibition. On December 5, 1933, the Amendment was ratified by the States. Learn more at https://goo.gl/3D0gAw, and watch this interesting newsreel from that period https://goo.gl/gVxqEo.

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Mabel Walker Willebrandt

On May 23, 1889, Mabel Walker Willebrandt was born. From 1921 to 1929 she was the Assistant Attorney General of the United States responsible for enforcing prohibition (the Volstead Act). To learn more about this remarkable attorney, read Can This Woman … Continue reading

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Remembering Mabel Walker Willebrandt

Mabel Walker Willebrandt was a trailblazing female lawyer.  She’s best remembered for her work as an Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice where she was in charge of the division responsible for enforcing the Volstead Act.  She successfully … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On January 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment was ratified, and one year later it went into effect.  The Amendment prohibited the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors.”  In 1933, however, the 21st Amendment repealed the law and prohibition ended. … Continue reading

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The 21st Amendment

On this date in 1933 the 21st Amendment (which repealed the 18th Amendment) was ratified by the states.  Prohibition ended. Learn more by watching this informative video at http://goo.gl/sjCWXC.  Also, take a look at President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Proclamation No. … Continue reading

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The National Prohibition Act

On this date in 1919 the “National Prohibition Act” became law. The Act (also commonly known as the “Volstead Act”) spelled out how prohibition was to be enforced. The law remained in effect until the 21st Amendment was passed. You … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1889 Mabel Walker Willebrandt was born. From 1921 to 1929 she was the Assistant Attorney General responsible for enforcing prohibition (the Volstead Act).  To learn more about this remarkable attorney, read Can This Woman Make America Dry, published … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History 

On January 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment was ratified, and exactly one year later it went into effect.  The Amendment prohibited the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors.”  In 1933, however, the 21st Amendment repealed the law and prohibition … Continue reading

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