Is America Suddenly Turning Blue?

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In Colorado and Washington states, it's not just medical marijuana any more. Recreational pot was legalized by the voters on Tuesday. In Washington State, Maine and Maryland on Tuesday, voters approved same-sex marriage -- the first time that's ever happened in any US election. In Minnesota, a constitutional ban was turned down, after 30 previous efforts to legalize same-sex marriage. Will the Obama Justice Department back away from enforcing federal laws against marijuana now that more and more voters have spoken? Will the US Supreme Court look at the election returns if it decides to rule on DOMA, the federal Defense of Marriage Act?

Credits

Guests:
Jonathan Rauch - Brookings Institution - @jon_rauch, Douglas NeJaime - UCLA Law School - @WilliamsPolicy, John Matsusaka - University of Southern California, Mark Kleiman - New York University - @MarkARKleiman, Norm Stamper - Law Enforcement against Prohibition - @CopsSayLegalize

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal