In its haste to “do something … anything” in response to the Parkland, Florida, high-school shooting, Florida Republicans gave up any pretense of supporting the Bill of Rights.

VIDEO - In this video, The New American's Alex Newman highlights efforts by Idaho lawmakers to nullify an unconstitutional provision of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The provision in question, which purports to authorize the indefinite detainment of Americans by the U.S. military without due process or even criminal charges, has become a lightning rod for criticism by people across the political spectrum. A decent number of red, blue, and purple states have already used nullification to prohibit involvement by their state and local officials in such abuses. But Idaho's bill, dubbed the Restoring Constitutional Governance Act, takes it a step further. Among other tools, it provides criminal penalties against anyone involved in trampling on the rights of Americans under NDAA. Alex also explains why nullification is such an important tool in the battle to rein in unconstitutional abuses by the federal government.

The Supreme Court is expected to soon address the issue of civil asset forfeiture and the Eighth Amendment's prohibition on excessive fines.

The Idaho state House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill nullifying the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA.

In a White House meeting about school safety, President Trump told lawmakers that when it comes to crazy people we should take the guns first, then worry about due process second.

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