HB 570 by Rep. Derek Skees (R-Kalispell) stems from an extreme interpretation of the U.S. Constitution that believes that states can nullify and ignore federal law. The sweeping bill would direct that state government can ignore federal law if it is deemed to be an unconstitutional infringement of states rights. This bill is very likely to be found unconstitutional.
This bill will be debated and voted on by the full house by 3/3.
Derf Johnson, djohnson[at]meic.org