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Idaho Repubs Still Pursue Nullification

A plan that would strengthen states’ ability to make targeted changes to the U.S. Constitution faces a vote in the Idaho Senate. The effort that its backer said could let states push back against the federal government was approved Monday by the same committee that snuffed out an effort to nullify the federal health care law. Sen. Curt McKenzie, R-Nampa, said he’d prefer using the court system and a potential U.S. constitutional amendment to stop the health care reform rather than the legislation that would opt Idaho out of the program. He said one reason is the Idaho attorney general’s office’s opinion that states nullifying federal laws violates the U.S. and Idaho constitutions/Brad Iverson-Long, Idaho Reporter. More here.

Question: Should it be easier from protesting Legislatures, like the one in Idaho, to change the U.S. Constitution?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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