Originally Posted by Bodo
It's called nullification or 'interposition'. The founders thought that it was the means of standing up to an out of control federal govt.
See: Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions
I have long argued that the states should assert the right to nullification--and that, irrespective of what the SCOTUS or any other body may have to say about the matter.
This proposed amendment would simply codify that right.
And--without intending to make an appeal to authority--I would just point out that I am really not in bad company here, since such luminaries as James Madison and Thomas Jefferson also believed in this very important doctrine.