Voluntary Committee Of Lawyers Forms To Repeal Prohibition

1927

Nine prominent New York lawyers form the Voluntary Committee of Lawyers to repeal the Volstead Act and the 18th Amendment. They argue that the growing disregard for Prohibition threatens to undermine respect for the country’s system of laws and repealing the amendment is needed “to preserve the spirit of the Constitution of the United States.” The committee develops a large network of lawyers – estimates say 3,500 in all states at its strongest. The American Bar Association will call for repeal a year later.