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LEGALIZATION. The act of making lawful.
     2. By legalization, is also understood the act by which a judge or competent officer authenticates a record, or other matter, in order that the same may be lawfully read in evidence. Vide Authentication.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Chris Fugate, a Republican who represents an eastern Kentucky district, is one of several lawmakers who question whether legalizing sports betting is worth it because of the potential social cost.
"Despite the difficulty of isolating the specific effects of marijuana impairment on crash risk, the evidence is growing that legalizing its use increases crashes," Harkey said.
The researchers found that 29 and 39 percent of respondents supported legalizing safe consumption sites and legalizing syringe service programs, respectively.
The survey showed that views of Americans on marijuana legalization have changed dramatically since 1969, when only 12 percent of those surveyed favored legalizing the drug, the Washington Times reports.
He added that the same scheme was also brought in 2008 only to collect Rs1.54 billion by legalizing Rs77 billion.
How does legalizing polygamous marriage advance the cause of abolishing marriage?
But when I amassed my arguments against legalizing polygamy, I couldn't come up with a single one that hadn't been used--speciously--against gay marriage.
Cole wants to remove the profit motive from the equation by legalizing drugs and having them supplied by the government.
A decade later Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, legalizing gambling on reservations.
It wasn't a ringing endorsement of legalizing same sex marriage, but an opposition to writing discrimination into the Constitution.
Prime Minister Jean Chretien said his government would introduce legislation legalizing gay marriage nationally but would allow religions to define marriage as they saw fit.