Horace Greeley, abolitionist editor of the New York Tribune, urged state nullification to followers of the Republican Party, which "naturally stand on the States-Rights doctrine of Jefferson.
The first serious political exploration of nullification as a constitutional right was cultivated in the New England nullification and secession movement that seized the region from 1804 to 1814.
The level of discussion was very high and gave to the Jeffersonian doctrine of state interposition and nullification a political prominence that it did not have before.
Next in philosophical importance to the Hartford Convention was South Carolina's nullification of the tariff in 1832.
31) Given the pervasive racial and ethnic tensions in the United States,(32) Finkel should have analyzed this concern carefully before concluding that nullification is a phenomenon worth celebrating.
Nullification occurs when the jury reaches a verdict that disregards the law or the evidence.