by Jeff Woods
You might recall the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to ask the AG for his opinion on Beavers' bill last week after a lengthy debate over the Nullification Crisis of 1832, the Civil War, the book of Isaiah, and the powers of sheriffs and constables. Beavers admitted she didn't know much about history, but she knows we need to get that federal guvmint off our backs. Her bill purports to nullify federal gun laws and make it illegal for federal law officers to enforce them in Tennessee.
Beavers called the Supreme Court a dictatorship. So it's probably fitting that the AG's opinion quotes a Supreme Court case as proof that Beavers' bill is bullhockey:
If the legislatures of the several states may, at will, annul the judgments of the courts of the United States, and destroy the rights acquired under those judgments, the constitution itself becomes a solemn mockery . . . .No state legislator or executive or judicial officer can war against the Constitution without violating his undertaking to support it.