Republican State Senator Thinks “Nullifiers” Should Be Hanged and Shot?

Ben Swann takes a look at claims by a Florida State Senator and what he thinks of those who believe in nullification

7 Comments on "Republican State Senator Thinks “Nullifiers” Should Be Hanged and Shot?"

  1. 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

  2. BuzzCoastin | Dec 14, 2012 at 8:37 pm |

    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 | Dec 15, 2012 at 1:01 am |

      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.

  3. "Big" Richard Johnson | Dec 14, 2012 at 10:02 pm |

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

  4. Simiantongue | Dec 15, 2012 at 1:13 am |

    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.

  5. InfvoCuernos | Dec 15, 2012 at 1:36 pm |

    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.

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