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Nullify health law? Good luck with that
Sacramento Bee

To see the reaction in some states to the just-passed health care reform bill, you might think you were back in the 1950s. Today, as more than a half century ago, some states are looking for ways to defy federal law – including reviving the pre-Civil War doctrine of “nullification,” claiming that a single state can block federal law.

And, once again, Virginia is leading the way, similar to its 1950s “massive resistance” campaign against federal orders to end racially segregated schools.