Sovereignty for West Virginia?

Introduced by State Senators Boley, Barnes, Hall, Deem, Caruth, Sypolt, K. Facemyer, Guills, and Plymale, West Virginia’s Senate Concurrent Resolution 20 (SCR20) seeks to reassert “the State of West Virginia’s sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers and serving notice to the federal government to cease and…

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States to Feds: Step Off

Ashby Jones has a good report on the still-growing 10th Amendment Movement in the Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog. We had no idea: states across the land are assembling their legislatures and passing these resolutions asserting their sovereignty. It’s all part of this push, it seems, to remind whomever — citizens, the federal government —…

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Nullification, Secession, and the Human Scale of Political Order

For three days last week, on the third floor of the Francis Marion Hotel in downtown Charleston, SC, a group of scholars have been meeting to discuss the history of nullification and secession in American law and politics, and the continued relevance of those concepts today. I had the privilege of joining them for the…

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