December 1, 2022

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Right to food court battles start with Sunday hunting

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We don’t like to say “we told you so.” We really don’t.

In October, we editorialized in favor of a “no” vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would vaguely guarantee a right to food. We worried that the proposed amendment was too vaguely worded and would lead to lawsuits.

“Even with the understanding that no right is absolute, we have a hard time seeing how creating this new, ambiguous constitutional right won’t lead to court challenges where judges, rather than the Legislature, will decide what this language really means,” we wrote in that editorial.