We should be skeptical of anyone who claims to love liberty and yet does not support state and local nullification of unconstitutional federal laws.Details
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., May 8, 2014 – Both chambers of the Missouri legislature have passed a bill to end the state’s involvement in the Common Core educational standards. One final committee approval is required before sending the bill to the Governor’s desk for a signature.Details
SB2808, a bill that prevents Illinois state government officials from obtaining location information of individuals without a warrant, was introduced on Jan. 30 by Sen. Daniel Biss (D-9). It passed through the senate unanimously, and currently resides in the House Judiciary Committee. It will need to pass through the Judiciary Committee by majority before a vote can be taken by the whole house.Details
According to Ron Calzone at Missouri First, even though the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act senate version was rejected by the house yesterday, it’s “poised to pass.”Details
Minnesota bill HF3173 requires government entities to obtain search warrants before obtaining personal identifying information, particularly electronic data, on an individual.
Status: This bill was introduced in the House on March 19, 2014 and was referred to the Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee on the same date.Details
S 0839 is a bill which would authorize the farming and production of hemp in South Carolina, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same.
STATUS The bill has been passed unanimously by the Senate. Now, it is up for debate in the House this week.Details
Today, the Missouri House refused to concur with Senate amendments to HB1439, the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act. The bill passed the House by a vote of 110-41. It was passed by the Senate last week, amended, with a vote of 23-8. The Senate amendments were mostly technical. But they also added an “ineligibility clause” to…Details
When considering modern day nullification and interposition of federal laws (NSA spying, drones, gun control, healthcare, etc.), it benefits us to look at the opinions of two important founders. Although both were advocates of state nullification, each established a slightly different standard for the appropriate time to take this action, as reflected in the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798.Details