“Nullification begins with the axiomatic point that a federal law that violates the Constitution is no law at all. It is void and of no effect. If a law is unconstitutional and therefore void and of no effect, it is up to the states, the parties to the U.S. Constitution, to declare it so and thus refuse to enforce it ... Nullification provides a shield between the people of a state and an unconstitutional law from the federal government.”
New York’s 26th Congressional District was pushed into the national spotlight last February when a shirtless photo of Congressman Chris Lee surfaced online. Lee resigned almost immediately, and Governor Andrew Cuomo set May 24 as the date for the special election to elect a replacement.
With just eight months left until the last American soldier is presumably to be pulled from Iraq, finally ending the eight-year war in that beleaguered country, the Pentagon is reconsidering its decision.
The Associated Press reports:
Sen. Barbara Boxer can’t decide whether she wants the Internal Revenue Service to police Americans’ healthcare decisions or not.