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Slate Gets It Partly Right On Nullification

By Shane Trejo: Nullification has been receiving a lot of unfair criticism from mainstream media outlets for a very long time. We frequently chronicle the most idiotic, ill-informed, irrational, boot-licking nullification denials here on the TAC blog. Compared to those articles, blogger Emily Bazelon does a pretty decent job in her blog for Slate titled ‘Nullification Everywhere.’ […]

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Ron Paul Presents DePauw University’s Ubben Lecture

On September 10, 2013, Ron Paul, a three-time presidential candidate and twelve term member of the U.S. House of Representatives, discussed “Our Lives, Your Liberty & America’s Future” in a Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture. The event took place in DePauw University’s Kresge Auditorium, where there was not an empty seat in the 1,440-capacity venue. […]

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Refusing to Address Nullification Ignorance

Nullification ignorance runs rampant in the media. Last week, the Omaha World-Herald ran an editorial headlined “States must reject bogus nullification.”It included typical federal supremacists talking points and historical falsehoods, couched in the standard arrogant language of those convinced of the infallibility of their errors. The writer (presumably Geitner Simmons –  – listed as the […]

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Big Business, War, and Rothbard’s Class Analysis

By Justin Raimondo This selection is from Justin Raimondo’s 1995 introduction to Rothbard’s monograph Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy, in which Rothbard further develops libertarian class analysis in an examination of how “big business” and other monied elites have consistently controlled American domestic and foreign policy to the detriment of free markets. Rothbard eagerly […]

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Jury Nullification vs. The Drug War: NJ Weedman on His Unlikely Marijuana Acquittal

“I should be 10 months into a 10-year prison sentence,” says Ed Forchion aka NJWeedman. “The only reason I’m standing here is because I happened to know about jury nullification. And I used it.” NJWeedman a medical marijuana patient fighting bone cancer and a pot legalization advocate, found himself in trouble after being pulled over […]

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