This article was a companion to the preceding one. It had been added upon initiative petition in 1916 and broadened the terms of the prohibition to include receipt or possession, as well as manufacture or introduction, of intoxicating liquors. The amendment was promoted by the Temperance Federation of Arizona in response to an Arizona Supreme Court decision that Article XXIII did not cover the introduction of alcohol into the state for personal consumption (Sturgeon v. State). Complaining that Article XXIII had been “changed by the Court,” the Federation described...
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