Sheriff Day was invited to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. last Thursday to announce his participation in a legal challenge to Colorado’s Amendment 64 in the Federal District Court. Amendment 64 was the amendment to Colorado’s Constitution that was passed as a statewide measure by voters to legalize recreational marijuana the controversial nature of which has garnered nationwide attention.
The suit was filed by 6 Sheriffs from Colorado, 2 Sheriffs from Kansas, and 2 Sheriffs from Nebraska. There were also 2 County Attorneys from our neighboring states as plaintiffs.
Sheriff Day’s position is very simple. “I swore an oath to uphold the Constitutions of both the United States and the State of Colorado. Amendment 64 causes me to violate a portion of that oath no matter what I do.” Continue Reading »