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SummaryEdit

A term for a state calling a Fed. law invalid on their state.

Exact DefinitionEdit

Theory that a state has the right to invalidate any federal law which that state deemed unconstitutional. Caused a storm with South Carolina over nullification.

ImportanceEdit

Crisis ensued over it involving South Carolina's Ordinance of Nullification, claiming the federal tariff void on their state.

Additional InformationEdit

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