State Nullification of “Unconstitutional” Federal Laws

by Tom Gow “‘Nullification,’ the theory that states can invalidate federal laws that they deem unconstitutional, had its heyday in the slavery debate that preceded the Civil War, but it has found new currency since 2010. “The theory has never been validated by a federal court, yet some Republican...
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Congress Caves on Amnesty

On February 27, the Senate passed a “clean” version of H.R. 240, the FY 2015 appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security. The original House version included a provision denying any funding to implement President Obama’s executive orders regarding “temporary” “amnesty” for illegal immigrants.   On March 3,...
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House Votes to Prevent Executive Overreach

by Tom Gow On December 4, 2014, the lame duck House of Representatives passed H.R. 5759, Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act of 2014. The House measure was a response to President Obama’s November 20th televised address in which he announced that he would act unilaterally to “fix” America’s...
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