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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Nullification

I can haz it?


Idaho, the first state to sue the federal government over the health care overhaul, has announced plans to resort to an obscure 18th century legal remedy that recognizes a state’s right to nullify any federal law that the state has deemed unconstitutional.
The doctrine, known as nullification, has its roots in the brand of governance practiced by the nation’s founding fathers. 

Now even the bill's sponsors admit that this might not work.  But let's keep throwing roadblocks up before this country is well and truly fucked by Obamacare.

And I'm damn proud to be from Idaho, folks.

3 comments:

Drumwaster said...

I wish it were that simple, but the Supremacy Clause says that can never happen. Arguing that the Congress has surpassed its Constitutional authority or violating individual rights is one thing, but "Supreme Law of the Land" means exactly that. Any State laws that conflict are ruled invalid on their face.

Hate to be the bearer of bad news...

Ragin' Dave said...

*sigh*

You dream-crushing bastard. Ah well. And WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?!?!

Drumwaster said...

Oh, I stop by here a few times a week :) You're doing such a good job, I have no need to amplify...