Massachusetts Says Federal Marriage Law Unconstitutional

From the Associated Press: Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley says a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman interferes with her state’s right to regulate the institution. Coakley’s office filed a lawsuit in July challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act. In papers filed late Thursday, Coakley asks…

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Intellectual Consistency on the Left? Now That’s What I Call Progress

Even before recent health care nullification efforts, writers at the Tenth Amendment Center were calling for a federalism-driven debate on standard liberal issues like gay marriage, REAL ID, and medical marijuana. Finally, it seems, someone on the Left has recognized the wisdom of that strategy. I almost fell out of my chair this morning upon…

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Nullification in a Nutshell

The “Principles of 98,” as they came to be known, are rarely discussed in modern history lectures even though these are integral to understanding how our federal Constitution was intended to function. These are the principles of state interposition or nullification that assert that if the federal government fails to check itself through one of…

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Obama to California: “Water is Not a Right, It’s a Privilege”

The Central Valley’s water dilemma puts our food supply in jeopardy, not to mention the constitutional relationship between State and Federal government. The big question here- Who gets to make decisions about California’s water and on what grounds?  Read the article HERE Consider that the judicial solution holds that if the fish population is declining, we…

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