On November 7, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear the case of King vs. Burwell, one of the four cases challenging the IRS rule that ObamaCare subsidies can be given to policyholders who have bought health insurance through exchanges established by the federal government, contrary to the plain language of the law. The New York Times reported on the day of the Court’s announcement that the “case is likely to be argued in February or March, and a decision will probably arrive in June.”Details
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In July 2013, TAC began the process of formulating a plan to NullifyNSA surveillance. We developed model legislation, provided papers and reports on the legal basis, and even covered how another state – Nevada – had successfully shut off water to a federal agency – and stopped it.Details
Two bills introduced in the Tennessee state House and Senate would kick the national Common Core State Standards out of the State’s classrooms, effectively nullifying its implementation.Details
If the outcry over unilateral executive moves we’ve seen over the last few years remains consistent, Obamacare and immigration are likely to keep sucking up most of Republicans’ attention and the media’s coverage. But just as sweeping have been executive waivers issued from the hated No Child Left Behind Act – really the most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act – that have been instrumental in connecting numerous states to, among other things, the Common Core national curriculum standards.Details
The USA Freedom Act was not renewed in the Imperial Senate – and this is a good thing. Rand Paul opposed it for renewing the PATRIOT Act Section 215 – and he was right. Mitch McConnell opposed it because even the tiniest bit of limitations on federal spy powers were alarming to him. He’s an…Details
Apparently it’s not just the feds who don’t like the states nullifying their unconstitutional drug laws.
Now they’re drawing the ire of the United Nations, which claims the legalization of marijuana isn’t in vogue with international drug conventions. Fortunately, they can’t do anything except whine and stomp their feet.Details
A new bill in the Texas state Legislature seeking to bill the feds for the cost of illegal immigration aptly demonstrates why the states should follow both the federal Constitution and their own state Constitution, rather than politicians thousands of miles away who violate it.Details
The state of Michigan has passed a law that overtly defies some FDA restrictions on drugs for extremely sick patients, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal agency in this narrow, but important, area.Details
A recent CATO Institute blog that talked about the success of the marijuana legalization movement in the mid-term elections failed to mention exactly how these reforms have come into fruition: because of state-level disobedience to the federal government.Details
A bill intended to “invalidate and nullify all federal laws and regulations restricting ownership or possession of firearms” has been pre-filed in the Bluegrass State.Details