Because it seems more important now, here is a recap of my assessment of the President’s ability to withdraw from some controversial international agreements (see previous post here).Details
Members of the Vermont business community have announced a $250,000 investment in the state’s fledgling hemp industry. The is a bold act in defiance of federal prohibition and another step toward effectively nullifying the federal government’s ban on industrial hemp.Details
AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 16, 2016) – Legislation introduced in the Texas legislature for the 2017 session would expand raw milk sales in the state. Passage of the bill into law would help the process of nullifying the federal prohibition scheme in practice.Details
The USA Freedom Act was sold as pledge to end NSA’s bulk collection program concerning of metadata. However, this law didn’t end bulk collection of metadata. It shifted the responsibility to telecommunications providers. The result of this law, has actually increased the spying efficiency of the NSA.
In other words, the promised “reform” made NSA spying worse.Details
AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 15, 2016) – During the 2017 session, the Texas legislature will consider bills creating a mechanism to review federal laws and end state cooperation with enforcement of those that violate the Texas Bill of Rights. This process would set the stage to effectively block some federal laws in the Lone Star State.Details
AUSTIN, Tex., November 14, 2016 – Today, a Texas state representative prefiled a bill to prohibit the state from using personnel or resources to enforce federal gun control measures, setting the foundation to nullify them in practice within the state.Details
American dairy cooperatives recently settled a class-action lawsuit for $52 million that was based on an unconstitutional federal act “regulating” the dairy industry. But despite heavy-handed federal meddling, markets with the help of state action can prevail.Details