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Attorney General Jon Bruning

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2014

Contact: Liz Eberle
402.471.9651
Liz.Eberle@nebraska.gov

Nebraska Joined by Oklahoma to Challenge Colorado’s
Legalization of Marijuana in U.S. Supreme Court
LINCOLN - Today, Attorney General Jon Bruning was joined by Oklahoma Attorney
General Scott Pruitt in filing a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a declaration
that Colorado’s legalization of marijuana violates the United States Constitution.
“Federal law undisputedly prohibits the production and sale of marijuana,” said Attorney
General Bruning. “Colorado has undermined the United States Constitution, and I hope
the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold our constitutional principles.”
Congress has continually enforced the principle that drugs are a threat to the health and
safety of our children and the trafficking of drugs is a national, interstate problem.
“I’m particularly grateful to Attorney General Pruitt for his leadership and courage in this
matter,” said Attorney General Bruning.
Colorado has created a system that legalizes, promotes and facilitates distribution of
marijuana. The illegal products of this system are heavily trafficked into neighboring
states, causing an unnecessary burden on the state of Nebraska.

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