States have power to nullify federal laws. Time to use it

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    The federal Supreme Court frequently nullifies state laws as they did with portions of the AZ anti-illegal law, but no where does the constittuion give them that authority. The Supremacy Clause of the Constitution says in Article 6

    This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

    That says federal laws are supreme ONLY if made in pursuance of the constitution. So any state has the right so declare a federal law in violation of the constitution and void.

    Remember the states came first and they created the federal govt merely to act as their agent in selected matters such as fighting a war. In no way did they want the federal govt put above the states.
     
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    We gave up the states position when we rattified the constitution "for the benefit of the union".

    Go read the anti-federalist papers. They knew full well this is where it would lead to.
     
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    Your arguement was defeated for good in 1865.
     
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    So where does the constitution say federal courts have the authority to nullify state laws?
     
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    The Constitution is dead.
     
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    What a silly thing to say. The CW was not about nullification of laws.
     
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    How is this working out for the states who have chosen to allow medicinal Mary Jane?

    Not well. Federal jackboots will swoop in and confiscate products and revenue from state allowed businesses.

    Like I said, the ratification of the constitution took away the states ability to have authority over their territory. The supreme law, laid bby federalists, make the determination on state laws. In short, the states are ceremonial, just like congress is quickly becoming ceremonial.
     
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    Only because the states allow it. The states are supposed to be sovereign and need to assert their rights.
     
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    Secession, the only answer. LOL
     
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    That's what the civil war was really about - the right to scede. America was founded on that right. I'd like to see all the states west of the mississippi secede, excepting CA of course.
     

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