Sanctuary Cities Are Not The New Nullification Crisis

Law360, New York (May 23, 2017, 2:44 PM EDT) -- Conservatives describe President Donald Trump’s fight with so-called sanctuary cities as the new nullification crisis. Commentator Mark Levin avers that “[w]e have a massive nullification effort going on in this country. Nullification is what the Confederacy did prior to and during the Civil War — nullifying decisions by the federal government.” National Review Online calls sanctuary cities “the new Confederates.”

Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation warns that constitutional chaos is inevitable because of an “eerie” similarity between the actions of sanctuary cities and South...
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