Tribpedia: Nullification

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 ...

Pleading the Tenth

The final amendment in the Bill of Rights provides state leaders their best avenue around federal policies they don't agree with. That is, if the Tenth Amendment actually means something.