"On December 4, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt
established the Federal Alcohol Control Administration (FACA) by
executive order under the National Industrial Recovery Act just
prior to the formal end of Prohibition.
FACA was charged with guiding
legitimate wineries and distilleries under a system based on
brewers' voluntary codes of fair competition. It effectively
vanished from history after just twenty months, when President
Roosevelt in August 1935 signed the Federal Alcohol Administration
(FAA) Act, lodging alcohol regulation exclusively with the US
Treasury Department, where it currently remains under the
jurisdiction of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and
Trade Bureau, formerly the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)."
Ever wonder about those art illustrations made during trials? We usually see one or two illustrations during news coverage but at the Illustrated Courtroom blog you can check out numerous illustrations of newsworthy trials and cases. The blog contains illustrations by Howard Brodie, Aggie Kenny, Bill Robles, Richard Tomlinson and Elizabeth Williams. According to the blog, "much of the artwork is used for TV news,
but not seen in print or online, so here it is available to the public." Click here to access the blog.
(a.k.a. - legal stuff I have to say on advice of counsel)
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