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The story of Congress’s official bootlegger and how he helped end Prohibition

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It was 79 years ago today that the 25th amendment to the Constitution was ratified, repealing the 18th Amendment and ending the Prohibition Era. In honor of that the good folks at Reason magazine have highlighted the tale of George Cassiday, who played a key role in the repeal. Cassiday, you see, was Congress’s semi-official bootlegger, providing liquor to lawmakers from 1920 through 1930. He...

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