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Old 01-04-2013, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Soldotna
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Nope, this is where I'm right.

Answer this one for me: how is a law deemed to be unconstitutional and thus unenforceable? The SCOTUS has to rule it as such. Up until the moment they do, it is still legally applicable and considered to fall within the framework of our constitution. Yes, once a law is ruled unconstitutional, all prior convictions are overturned, but that doesn't prove your point. The SCOTUS ruling is the singular trigger point, not your opinion or my opinion or anything else. Just because the law might change tomorrow, doesn't make it null today.
False.

A law can be nullified by a jury or a state...

State nullification recently occurred in Colorado and Washington concerning Marijuana. Should enough states do so the federal law effectively invalid.


Lower courts (state or fed depending on who created the law) can also rule a law unconstitutional.

It only hits SCOTUS in appeals.

Perhaps you should hit the books...
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Soldotna
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Lol... Dbl post sort of...
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