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Nullification is a legal theory that argues that because the states originally entered the Union as sovereign entities on the terms of a compact, they have the power to nullify any law passed by the federal government they believe is unconstitutional.
James Madison and Thomas Jefferson first advanced the state compact theory in the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions, which they ...
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