Representative John Philip Hill was all smiles after being acquitted of violating liquor laws in 1924. Hill was a thorn in the side of Prohibition authorities for years. He grew apples in his backyard, brewed 65 gallons of hard cider, and invited hundreds of people (including the commissioner in charge of enforcing the law) to a cider party. At his trial, the judge sided with Hill and ruled that homebrew was legal under the law. It was another decade before ratification of the 21st Amendement removed prohibition from the Constitution.