legislate against (something)

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legislate against (something)

To ban, prohibit, or forbid something through legislation. As it stands, over 20 states still legislate against recreational marijuana, despite the federal government lifting its own ban earlier this year. I just don't think the government should legislate against things like cheap junk food.
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legislate against something

to prohibit something; to pass a law against something. You can't just legislate against something. You have to explain to people why they shouldn't do it. The Congress has just legislated against insolvent banks.
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For the last seven years the British motorist has been bullied, over-taxed and legislated against, the justification for which has been a stream of research, statistics and PR spin.
Protestant churches never legislated against slavery; at most, some "gently" apologized for the "peculiar institution." These distortions asserted that Americans of African descent were innately and permanently inferior - "Baboons on two legs gifted with speech" - whose perpetual servitude was sanctioned by Genesis 9:25-27 (the story of Ham).
Anne Leedham Smith, regional director of the Royal College of Nursing in the West Midlands, said it was the sort of incident that could not be legislated against. "These places are quite dangerous," she added.
Piper's wicketkeeping deputy Tony Frost was another who could have opened but Dougie Brown's back injury legislated against him playing solely as a batsman.