Author’s note: A version of this essay first appeared on There’s really no other word that would accurately describe the behavior of the many agencies that stormed through Boston and its suburbs this week. Thousands of State and local police,...

Nullification and Amnesty

The subject of immigration reform is once again a major topic in the news. The sophists who host talk radio and cable news channels have weighed in, of course, and every politician is jockeying to be the loudest and proudest advocate of one side or another of the...
Nullification and Racism

Nullification and Racism

In response to a recent article here at the Tenth Amendment Center, a reader raised the issue of nullification and its ties to bigotry. Specifically, the reader wondered how the fact that some states tried to nullify orders to desegregate government schools should be...

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