The nullification craziness, mostly talk during the first Obama term, is inching toward codification.
Were there protest marches, mass donnings of tricorn hats, nullification threats from states regarding federal legislation?
It's a form of nullification, and Jim DeMint even used the word.
His point being I guess that nullification wasn't limited to the South.
The CPAC seminar "When All Else Fails: nullification & State Resistance to Federal Tyranny" was, if anything, less subtle.
The same reasoning demonstrates the fallacy of nullification or secession, with equal clearness and certainty.
This was the doctrine of nullification which grew to secession in 1860.
His last great triumph was his exposure of the nullification doctrine in 1833.
The topic of nullification was dragged in by Southern speakers.
This was nullification, not by a "State" convention, but by an individual United States officer.
in U.S. political sense of "a state's refusing to allow a federal law to be enforced," 1798, in Thomas Jefferson; from Late Latin nullificationem (nominative nullificatio) "a making as nothing," from past participle stem of nullificare (see nullify). Related: Nullificationist.
The doctrine that states can set aside federal laws. Urged in the late 1820s by John C. Calhoun, nullification precipitated a crisis between Calhoun and President Andrew Jackson. The doctrine was foreshadowed by Thomas Jefferson's draft of the Kentucky Resolutions. (See Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions.)