Calhoun-Mania Grows

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The Doctrine of Nullification was first significantly aired during the Nullification Crisis of 1832-33 and then (or so it was thought) finally settled by the Civil War (or, as some call it, the War Between Lincoln’s Tyranny and the Freedom-Loving South). But Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) says he’s not yet ready to say whether or not he thinks Virginia can nullify federal laws within its jurisdiction.

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