Non-compliance: The Essence of Nullification

States across the country are legalizing acts that are in direct opposition to the Federal Government. Individuals discover ways around onerous regulations. Jurors rebuke laws that are against popular opinion; even secession is openly considered.

Yet, all these remedies have but one similar trait – non-compliance. The intentional defiance of such laws, regulations, or orders that people feel are unfair, immoral or unconstitutional.

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A Good First Step: California Governor Signs Anti-Surveillance Bill into Law

SACRAMENTO – California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Tuesday originally intended to deny resources to federal agencies engaging in unwarranted and illegal spying. The final version was much narrower in scope, but privacy and civil liberties advocates call the new law something to build on in 2015.

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State and Local Action: A Successful Strategy for Defending the Constitution

Reviving nullification and defending the Constitution is rewarding, but sometimes tedious work. It can get tedious because attacks against us come from every angle. In addition to opposition from the usual array of demagogues in the mainstream press, who will say or do anything to protect federal power, we also get criticized by patriots and Constitutionalists as well.

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Guns and Weed: My Interview with CQ Weekly Magazine

Today, I was interviewed by a reporter from CQ Weekly magazine. The topic? A report on spending by gun rights groups on a national level with a small segment on a state-level battle in Kansas, including the 2nd Amendment Protection Law being sued by the Brady Campaign.

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Electronic Data Protection Act Blocks Practical Impact of Federal ICReach Database

A new report from The Intercept shows that  850 billion records of metadata can be accessed by intelligence and law enforcement agencies through a search engine created by NSA. ICReach is expansive, but it’s not invincible.  States can block some of the effects of this program in practice by passing the Electronic Data Privacy Act.

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