Mississippi Bill Would Set Foundation to Nullify Executive Orders

JACKSON, Miss. (Jan. 15, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Mississippi Senate would set the foundation to nullify federal executive orders that are contrary to the Constitution and not explicitly approved by Congress.

Sen. Michael Watson (R-Pascagoula) introduced Senate Bill 2152 (SB2152)  Jan. 9 to rebuke perceived lawlessness and overreach committed by the executive branch of the federal government. The legislation would prohibit the state and its political subdivisions “from using any personnel or financial resources to enforce, administer or cooperate with an executive order issued by the President of the United States that has not been affirmed by a vote of the Congress of the United States and signed into law as prescribed by the Constitution of the United States and which were made in pursuance thereof, this prohibition may be waived on a case-by-case basis by act of the Legislature signed by the Governor.

It would also establish the same prohibition on state cooperation with “a policy directive issued by the United States Department of Justice to law enforcement agencies in this state that has not been affirmed by a vote of Congress and signed into law as prescribed by the United States Constitution.”…

Read more at The Tenth Amendment Center
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