nullification nullification  /ˌnə lə fə ˈkeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the states'-rights doctrine that a state can refuse to recognize or to enforce a federal law passed by the United States Congress
  2. (n) the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something

Usage(s):

  1. At a caucus of Southern Senators, Thurmond produced mimeographed copies of his own arm-waving call for nullification.
  2. AAArocker asks: Please comment on jury nullification! Alan Dershowitz: I don't like jury nullification.
  3. Worst of all was the jury, whose perverse verdict was the most brazen and lawless act of nullification since the heyday of Strom Thurmond.

News

  • Federal Nullification Laws Allow State Cops To Arrest Feds

    Federal nullification laws are beginning to spread across the country, following as more states pass laws contradicting national laws. Missouri now leads the charge, this week expanding laws to allow state or local authorities to prosecute federal officers who try to enforce laws that conflict with local legislation. AP sources have found that as many... Read more » Federal Nullification Laws ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

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