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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Urges ‘Jury Nullification’ In Medical Pot Dispensary Case

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has injected himself into a federal criminal case against the operator of a medical marijuana dispensary, intensifying his standoff with federal prosecutors on cannabis enforcement issues. Filner’s urging jurors who’ll be chosen for the trial to reject federal law in favor of state statutes under a centuries-old legal concept known […]

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A Basic Civics Lesson for Pseudo-Historians

Nullification authority Mike Maharrey of the Tenth Amendment Center writes: Both The Economist and the Montgomery Advertiserrecently ran opinion pieces skewering nullification, specifically state efforts to block unconstitutional federal gun laws in Kansas and Alabama. Interestingly, both the author of  The Economist piece and the editorial bored over at the Alabama newspaper used the same strategy. They both try to […]

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Governor to AG Holder: Kansans hold dear the right to keep & bear arms

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback sent the following letter Thursday to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in response to his letter regarding the state’s Second Amendment Protection Act: May 2, 2013 Attorney General Eric Holder Office of the Attorney General Washington, DC 20530 Dear Attorney General Holder: The State of Kansas is in receipt […]

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Obama begins to alienate his base

During a speech at the National Press Club on Wednesday, April 17, the White House drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske, announced that the Obama administration would adopt a zero tolerance policy when it comes to enforcing federal drug laws. Continue reading via Obama Drug Czar Says States Can’t Nullify Federal Drug Laws – Tenth Amendment Center.

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Nullification and Pie

What IS nullification?  When Thomas Jefferson called it the rightful remedy, he didn’t define it.  And if you were to look at a dictionary from that time, you’d get a pretty broad definition for nullify: To annul; to make void. On the word nullification, Dictionary.com is far more specific.  The word is defined as “the failure or refusal […]

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