• http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    I can only offer astonishment that a member of the GOP knows what nullification is. Not really surprised by avid opposition to it, though…most people with a fondness for authority (and the having of it) aren’t to keen on a provision that allows citizens to sidestep a system designed to railroad people through the legal system as quickly and conveniently as possible

  • BuzzCoastin

    a better nullification to consider is Jury nullification
    that’s something every juror can participate in

    Jury nullification occurs when juries acquit criminal defendants who are technically guilty, but who do not deserve punishment. It occurs in a trial when a jury reaches a verdict contrary to the judge’s instructions as to the law.

    • Simiantongue

      Just as an aside on this, if for any reason you don’t feel like fulfilling your “civil duty”. When you show up for jury duty and they ask if anyone has any questions, mention that you’re curious about jury nullification. Your services won’t be required.

  • “Big” Richard Johnson

    It’s just not fiscally responsible to execute someone twice.

  • Simiantongue

    Hey wait a minute. I didn’t know that I was signing up for Disqus by commenting here. For various reasons I can’t do that. Well I’ll still lurk sometimes anyway. Nice talking to you Disinfo.

  • InfvoCuernos

    Congress pretty much nullified nullification the first time it put conditions on federal funding in order to get states to toe the line. Its pretty clearly a violation of the constitution for them to do that, but they’ve been doing it for years, and we let them. Between federal funding and the ambitions of state politicians that play ball so that they can some day join the federal govt., we are painted into a corner and must obey the fed. Remember that states’ rights hasn’t had that great of a history, between slavery and segregation. I can’t think of too much positive other than the pot laws that states have backed( maybe the drinking age?) that the fed opposed.