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General Assembly To TN D.C. Delegation: Let’s Chat About States’ Rights

General Assembly To TN D.C. Delegation: Let’s Chat About States’ Rights

August 26, 2013 at 4:17 am

Lawmakers at the Tennessee capitol say they need to talk to the state’s congressional delegation – all nine of them, and on the same day. A handful of Republicans have called for an unusual joint session to discuss states’ rights.

Proposed Bill Carries Echoes of Old Hickory-Era Crisis

Proposed Bill Carries Echoes of Old Hickory-Era Crisis

January 17, 2013 at 10:41 pm

If one Tennessee legislator gets his way, federal agents could be arrested for enforcing any potential assault weapons ban. But the concept of a state trying to cancel out federal measures was already tried 180 years ago. And the president who squashed that effort was one of Nashville’s most famous residents.