Don’t Trust the Media or their “Experts” on the Constitution

The media loves to trot out college professors as a way to shoot down every attempt to resist federal power. They’re cited as experts, and they almost always favor more federal power. Today we’ll cover a common example which shows they often don’t have a clue what they’re talking about.

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But Doesn’t Federal Law Supersede State Law?

Whenever we publish something about an anti-commandeering-style nullification bill, somebody inevitably responds with something along these lines. “I’m not a lawyer, but doesn’t federal law supersede state law?”

In short, the answer to that question is no.

In fact, the Supremacy Clause doesn’t even apply when it comes to anti-commandeering.

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Conservatives Abandon Constitutional Principles in Quest for Immigration Law

WASHINGTON (July 27, 2015) – On Thursday, the U.S. House passed a bill that would crack down on so-called “sanctuary cities.” This Republican push advances a preferred policy of conservatives, but obliterates state sovereignty and clearly violates the well-established anti-commandeering doctrine.

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Arizona Senate Committee Passes Bill to Help Block Executive Orders

PHOENIX (Mar. 23, 2015) – Today, an important Arizona state Senate committee passed a bill that would help seal the coffin in the Grand Canyon State on unilateral presidential executive orders intended to circumvent Congress’ role as the legislative body under the Constitution. It previously passed the state House by a 36-24 vote. Rep. Bob…

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North Dakota Action Alert: Help Stop Unconstitutional Federal Acts, Support HCR3022

North Dakota HCR3022 would create a mechanism in the state constitution to reject unconstitutional federal actions. (get more details here) It passed through the state house on March 13 by a 61-30 vote. This bill must pass through the Senate Judiciary Committee successfully before the full state senate can concur with the state house’s decision.

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