The Supreme Court has long held that states do not have to be active participants in the enforcement or effectuation of federal acts or regulatory programs.Details
Less than one month into the 2015 state legislative season and the Tenth Amendment Center counts more than 200 bills seeking to block or limit federal power.Details
A bill introduced in the West Virginia House of Delegates this week would block unconstitutional foreign deployments of the state’s national guard troops, effectively restoring the Founders’ framework for state-federal balance on the Guard.Details
State efforts to stop warrantless NSA spying are off to a fast start in the 2015 legislative session.Details
When opponents of nullification fail to associate it with slavery and segregation, they turn to taking quotes of its proponents out of context, such as claiming Madison later opposed it in his famous Notes on Nullification.
“Let him be considered as a criminal by the general government, yet only his own fellow-citizens can convict him”Details
While Pres. Obama’s signature on the massive spending bill passed by Congress last month resulted in another huge expansion of federal power in many areas, the bill also shows how the states actually won a long-standing battle against federal power.Details
On December 5, 1933, the 18th amendment was repealed by the 21st amendment, ending prohibition. What most people don’t know is that state and local nullification created the atmosphere where this repeal was inevitable.Details