Nullification as the Antidote to Partisan Hypocrisy

Many commentators have remarked about the tremendous partisanship within today’s political climate, bemoaning the so-called gridlock occurring in Washington D.C. However, they fail to mention that this type of blind partisanship is necessarily part of the two-party system. It is not a recent phenomenon either. The Founders warned us of its dangers.

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New York Assembly Votes to Nullify Federal Marijuana “Laws” 94-36

ALBANY, NY, May 28, 2014 – Yesterday, the New York State Assembly passed a bill to set into motion the process for production and distribution of medical marijuana in the state, which would effectively nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same.

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Illinois House passes bill to ban warrantless cellphone tracking, 111-0

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 21, 2014 – An Illinois bill which would ban law enforcement from obtaining cellphone location tracking information without a warrant passed the state House on Monday. The vote was 111-0. It had previously passed the Senate by a 52-0 vote, but since the House made technical amendments to the bill it goes back to the Senate for a final approval.

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Perhaps I Got It Right: A Nice Endorsement for ‘Our Last Hope’

When I set out to write the moral, historical and constitutional case for nullification, I knew I had a tough task ahead of me. After all, most Americans have never heard of nullification. And the constitutional and philosophical principles nullification rest on remain alien to even well-educated Americans.

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