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OUR OPINION — Nothing constitutional about nullification

February 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Nullification measures may be effective political theater, but they are unconstitutional as a matter of law. Continue Reading&

LLOYD OMDAHL: Confederation? Been there, done that

January 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

If implemented, these amendments would put the future of the U.S. in the hands of 50 discordant entities, each marching to its own parochial drum. Continue Reading

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GOP invokes 1700s doctrine to fight health care reform

January 26, 2011 in INFORUM

Nullification concept draws skepticism from scholars
BOISE, Idaho Republican lawmakers in nearly a dozen states are reaching into the dusty annals of American history to fight President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Continue Reading

GOP invokes 1700s doctrine in health care fight

January 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Republican lawmakers in nearly a dozen states are reaching into the dusty annals of American history to fight President Obama’s health care overhaul. They are introducing measures that hinge on “nullification,” Thomas Jefferson’s late 18th-century doctrine that purported to give states the ultimate say in constitutional matters. Continue Reading