Dry Law


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Dry Law

 

a law prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages. Such laws have been in effect in the USA (1920–33) and several other countries.

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Further, the opinion indicated that the Bone Dry Law was in accordance with the congressional history of treating Alaska as Indian country for purposes of the federal Indian liquor laws:
Congress enacted the Bone Dry Law for Alaska, and 20 months later it enacted the National Prohibition Act.
It was suggested in the argument by counsel for the defendant in this case that the statement just quoted ["In enacting the Bone Dry Law ...
In 1934, Congress repealed the Alaska Bone Dry Law. (230)
Electoral authorities, however, said the end of the dry law does not mean a complete relaxation of guidelines on election day.
Violation of the company's dry law was a frequent cause of arrest and resulted in dismissal, fine, or suspension.
The guachucheros earned their reputation among miners by violating the dry law and standing up to company authority, often in gun battles and shootouts with carabineros and serenos.
Prohibition was maintained for such a lengthy period in Mississippi because the entire population appeared to benefit from the dry laws. As stated in the Wall Street Journal (1965), six months before prohibition was repealed, "Mississippi has arrived at a convenient and profitable arrangement with its conscience.
Considering both the direct and the indirect support for maintaining prohibition, one wonders that Mississippi, with its unique system of legislation and enforcement of the dry laws, repealed prohibition.
In this, it is the beginning of the end of the dry laws that had dominated Dallas for more than century.
In law enforcement, the Party espoused the idea of administration, arguing that only by the election of prohibitionists to law enforcement offices would dry laws be enforced.
In Indiana, as elsewhere, the Klan's rapid growth coincided with the beginning of national Prohibition and of widespread violations of dry laws. Indiana Klansmen were concerned also with state and local political corruption, which increased after the onset of Prohibition.