Section 2 of Amendment 21 to the US Constitution says the following:
The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.
What exactly is accomplished by this? Isn't something done in "any State, Territory, or possession of the United States" "in violation of the laws thereof" already "prohibited," because it is done "in violation of the laws thereof"?
If this is intended to clarify that states and territories can still forbid alcohol after the repeal of Federal Prohibition (a clarification which seems unnecessary anyway; why wouldn't they be able to?), why doesn't it say something like "The States and Territories shall have the power to forbid the transportation or importation of intoxicating liquors"?