Idaho’s GOP Attorney General Calls Nullification Unconstitutional
It’s just pathetic that these sorts of obvious points have to be made.
How soon before the Idaho AG gets called a RINO over this?
In the wake of Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s (R) recent statement that his state should consider nullifying the Affordable Care Act, the office of Idaho’s Republican Attorney General released an opinion reaching the obvious conclusion that it is unconstitutional for states to nullify federal laws:
“Taking the logic of the nullification theory to its natural extension, federal law would become a patchwork of regulation depending upon which States chose to comply. It is hardly surprising, given this specter, that no court has ever upheld a State effort to nullify a federal law. […]
There is no right to pick and choose which federal laws a State will follow. Aside from ignoring the Supremacy Clause in Article VI, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, that contention cannot be reconciled with Article I, § 3 of the Idaho Constitution or the oath of office prescribed in Article III, § 25.”