jpete wrote:lsayre wrote:waldo lemieux wrote:Maybe Im misunderstanding, but isnt this alot like" jury nullification before the fact"? Only its Attorney General nullification? I feel that this is long overdue and woefully short of the needed changes to our "draconian/puritanical drug laws. The misery created worldwide by our drug laws as well as the amount of money spent on enforcement far outstrip any benefits. Make it all legal , spend the money on education , treatment , dispensing thereby eliminating the black market and most intercity crime. fund the whole thing by eliminating the DEA and a tax on the product , its so simple it makes me sick they wont do it
"lets giv'em somthing to talk about".......
It is right and proper for a jury to nullify if it so chooses, but beyond that, only Congress (or the States, throught the Amendment process) can nullify coded law.
It would be a huge power grab for Eric Holder to arbirtarily obey some laws and not obey (or semi-obey) others.
I have to disagree. States can just refuse to obey a bad Federal law. The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions did exactly that.
The USA was intended to be "bottom-up" not "top-down" government. The people are supreme, followed by the states, then the Federal government.
I realize Lincoln turned that on its head, but I'm talking "original intent" here.
And counties in states can do the same as well.