State Nullification of Federal Action

An important way to seek constitutional compliance is to organize widespread civil refusal to comply with unlawful official actions. A precedent for this was the 1783 Pennsylvania Council of Censors, discussed by James Madison in Federalist #48. The objective is to avoid having to launch separate legislation for every usurpation, but to provide a process by which resistance may be mobilized quickly as usurpations occur. The items below concern doing this at the state level for federal actions.

Advocacy groups

Many if not most of the proposals from these groups are unsound, but at least they are trying.

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Original URL: http://www.constitution.org/reform/us/tx/nullification/nullcomm.htm
Maintained: Jon Roland of the Constitution Society
Original date: 2010/1/16 —