Tennessee NDAA Nullification bill appears dead, but general nullification bill could take its place
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 12, 2012) – The Tennessee Law Enforcement Notification Act died a political death by amendment in committee late last month.
The original bill would have effectively nullified provisions for detention without due process written into the National Defense Authorization Act, and would have also require federal agents making an arrest in the Volunteer State for any reason to first obtain written permission from the county sheriff. It would have also made it possible for state law enforcement to charge federal agents attempting to detain a person in Tennessee under the NDAA with kidnapping.
Both the Senate and House versions of the bill went up in flames, failing to garner enough support to make headway in committee.
But in the ashes of HB2619/SB2669 rose amended legislation that would still give the Volunteer State a powerful weapon against not only detention provisions in the NDAA, but any unconstitutional federal act.Details