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On April 14, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed a bill into law that will set into motion the process for production and distribution of medical marijuana in the state, adding to the long list of states ignoring federal prohibition, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal act in limited medical situations. House Bill 881 (HB881) creates the…

Earlier this year, the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy published my article showing that the Constitution’s Recess Appointments Clause limits presidential vacancy appointments far more than President Obama (and most prior Presidents) have claimed. I posted earlier on the same subject here. The issue is before the Supreme Court right now. The Recess Appointments Clause states in part…

If you believe the federal government should fully enforce marijuana prohibition, which is not authorized by the original meaning of the Constitution.. Ask yourself this: Why am I on the Tenth Amendment Center’s website? One that is dedicated to the Constitution, that is.

I just thinking out loud here, but some recent developments have me seeing things differently, connecting the dots in a new way. Please pardon this run-on sentence: With Facebook sharing everything with the NSA/FBI, and with the FBI now launching a massive facial recognition program going live for about 10% of the US population, and…

On May 21, 1855, a very important anti-slavery nullification law was signed into law in Massachusetts. Although mainstream history books  typically glossed this important bill, it remains prescient in today’s world where federal overreach is at an all-time high. It is more important than ever to follow in the heroic footsteps of Massachusetts and other northern…

It’s no secret that for years now the popular media personality Rachel Maddow has railed against nullification. Consistent with her partisan Democrat disposition she fear-mongered the return of institutional racism, secession and civil war whenever she approached the subject. Her conclusion was that nullification is a hysterical, reactionary, right-wing radicalism that has no place in modern…

The budget does not cut spending at all, and in fact actually increases spending by $1.5 trillion over ten years. The Republicans are using the old DC trick of spending less than originally planned and calling that reduced spending increase a $5.1 trillion cut in spending.

Even the “big government” guy of the founding generation – Alexander Hamilton – agreed: “There is no position which depends on clearer principles, than that every act of a delegated authority contrary to the tenor of the commission under which it is exercised, is void. No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the constitution, can be…