After establishing that we cannot count on Congress, the president or federal courts to rein in the NSA, Maharrey explained the basic strategy and the anti-commandeering doctrine it is based on. He also addressed those who might believe that stopping unconstitutional spying is an impossible task and why we must be bold, and stand and fight.Details
On the Scott Horton Show, 11-15-13: Michael Boldin, founder and executive director of the Tenth Amendment Center, discusses why Congressional reform of the NSA is doomed to failure while Dianne Feinstein remains on the Senate Intelligence Committee, and using state-level legislation to shut down NSA facilities by denying them electricity and water.
Feinstein is the very powerful chair of senate intelligence committee. ANY bill limiting NSA powers is almost certain to go through her committee.Details
No Water = No NSA Data Center – that, and other ways the 4th Amendment Protection Act can effectively push back against NSA spying.Details
Gary Franchi of WHDT-TV interviews Tenth Amendment Center’s Michael Boldin on NSA spying and the campaign to resist on a state level.Details
During a large drug policy reform summit held in Denver from Oct. 23 to 26, a panel convened to consider jury nullification as a tool to bring the so-called ‘War On Drugs’ to a halt.
The event, co-hosted by groups including the ACLU and NORML, was planned to ‘explore the history of jury nullification, its use in drug cases, how to use jury nullification as an advocacy tool, and strategies for building a jury nullification movement to stem the tide of the drug war,’ according to a recent Huffington Post article.Details
The answer is local, not national. Who we elect to state and local offices over the next ten to twenty years is far more important that what goes on over by the Potomac. Whether people want to believe it or not, the federal government can not, and will not, reverse its behavior.Details
I thought it might be fun to evaluate an old Heritage Foundation article about nullification in the context of this hierarchy. In this article, Dr. Matthew Spalding, from Heritage, tells us why he believes that the Idaho legislature was correct in 2011 when it rejected legislation which would have nullified Obamacare. If you haven’t read it, please go read Rejecting Nullification: Idaho Draws the Constitutional Line for context.Details
An advertisement in the Washington D.C. Metro that encourages passers-by to ‘Google Jury Nullification’ recently raised the ire of the city’s prosecutors and judges.
The Fully Informed Jury Association put up the advertisement, telling potential jurors that “they have the right to ‘hang’ the jury with their vote if they cannot agree with other jurors!” and that “you may, and should, vote your conscience.” The billboard has been placed strategically in a place near the D.C. Superior Court, where potential jurors are most likely to see it.Details