Feds Want Nebraska, Oklahoma To Quit Harshing Colorado's Mellow

The federal government has asked the Supreme Court to stay out of a controversial lawsuit the states of Nebraska and Oklahoma filed last year challenging the constitutionality of Colorado’s legalization of marijuana.

In court papers filed Wednesday, U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli urged the justices to throw out the case because hearing it “would represent a substantial and unwarranted expansion” of the court’s power to settle disputes between states.

Most disputes involving constitutional issues are brought in lower federal…

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