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Consequently, "backlash" phenomena such as the "Tea Party" have grown enormously popular within a spectacularly short time. One "backlash" that may be simmering and ready to boil is the prospect of states nullifying Federal legislation within their own borders.
This article goes into detail about the issue related to this nullification process... and whether or not there can actually be a nullification of Federal law. But the issue of nullification is more than a simple piece of legislation passed by a state. It is also whether or not states actively disregard Federal laws. For example, the State of California actively disregards... even acts contrary to... Federal laws regarding immigration. "Sanctuary Cities" are openly violating Federal law.
But whether or not nullification is the act of a state legislature, the act of cities, or masses of individuals, nullification already exists. The Federal government recognizes it and has, thus far, chosen to be very careful about pushing the issue in courts... or at least very selective about it.
Real nullification is voting out the scoundrels and repealing or refusing to fund their mandates. You can't enforce a really bad law if there is no one to enforce it.