States Sue Colorado Over Marijuana Legalization

States Sue Colorado Over Marijuana Legalization –

The first issue may be legal standing.

See e.g. the prop 8 case where the Supreme Court bounced a case brought by persons other than the state of California to enforce and defend a law abandoned by that state as unconstitutional.

There is an analogy with a state applying to enforce federal law in another state where, regardless, it is indisputable that they have no jurisdiction regardless of the outcome.

Or on a more banal level, if person A punches out person B in front of person C, ordinarily person C has no standing to bring an action on behalf of person B even if it is indisputable that there was battery.


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