The Supreme Court and Nullification

Proposition 8 hearing on the right to appeal ruling in court.

Proposition 8 hearing on the right to appeal ruling in court. | Image source: The Examiner

I understand that you’re not too familiar with the concept of nullification. It is the theory that the Supreme Court can essentially invalidate federal laws deemed unconstitutional. And now, it may be looming on the horizon in the U.S.

It’s never really been validated nor confirmed by the federal court, but many are reviewing it and may be in place in the near future. In Missouri itself, legislators have passed a bill that would play a key role in nullifying federal gun laws.

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