In a joint statement issued as a press release on April 19, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) stated that “The least of our worries is a criminal trial” and that "Under the Law of War we can hold this suspect [Dzhokhar Tsarnaev] as a potential enemy combatant not entitled to Miranda warnings or the appointment of counsel.”
The Missouri state House of Representatives passed the Second Amendment Preservation Act, a bill nullifying any attempts by the federal government to infringe on citizens' right to keep and bear arms.
Both houses of the Florida state legislature have passed a bill protecting citizens’ rights guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment from being abrogated by drones.
The Michigan House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill nullifying the enforcement of indefinite detention within their state boundaries.
At a speech at the National Press Club the director of the White House Office of National Drug Policy declared that states could not nullify federal drug laws.