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Synonyms for nullification

Synonyms for nullification

the states'-rights doctrine that a state can refuse to recognize or to enforce a federal law passed by the United States Congress

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In contrast to the vague grants of jury power in Georgia, Maryland, and Indiana, recent state legislation aimed at enacting the nullification right has tended to be more precise and thus presumably more insulated from judicial limitation.
More information on jury nullification can be found on the Fully Informed Jury Association's website: www.
Nullification is part and parcel of the American trial by jury.
He suggests amending the Constitution, by a national convention called at the request of the states, if necessary; state creation of federal tax escrow accounts; and jury nullification on an individual citizen level.
A quick primer: South Carolina lawmakers invoked nullification in an attempt to wipe out federal tariff laws in the antebellum South.
And so, after Congress passed a lower tariff in March 1833, South Carolina repealed its Nullification Ordinance and the crisis was averted.
The possible nullification of the TEOG results will likely lead to a change in the scores of a huge number of the eighth graders, according to education specialists.
The nullification movement, which holds that the U.
The petition was allegedly "complete" last week, but the activists explained they wanted to generate a "signature reserve" to avoid a nullification on technical grounds.
ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court on Monday dismissed the petition of former Accountant General of Pakistan Revenue (AGPR) Tahir Mahmood seeking nullification of his forced leave order issued by the Commerce Division.
Many Free Staters will tell you that one of their biggest wins so far was the passage and strengthening of jury nullification laws.
That tendency may be labeled, for convenience: nullification.
Although challenges on the basis of nullification have been unsuccessful, states have succeeded in challenging certain federal laws as infringements of state rights under the 10th Amendment.