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Cases of successful state nullification???

When I speak to others about this site, I am told that this business has never been successful. If anyone knows of a list of cases that have been won through nullification, please let me know the data. Thanks!
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  • Nullification was first articulated by Jefferson and Madison in 1798 in response to the Alien and Sedition Acts. The public sentiment stirred by opposition to these laws swept Jefferson to the presidency. While not a nullification success in the true sense, it made up an important part of the opposition which ultimately led to Jefferson taking power.

    More recently:

    In 2006, Congress passed the real ID act. States refused to comply. Now it's 2012 and the Real ID act has not been implemented even though it is still on the books.

    The federal government says medical marijuana us illegal. Yet 16 states allow the use of medical marijuana. Despite the occasional raids, these medicinal marijuana programs flourish - especially in California.

    In the 1840s and 1850s, northern states passed "liberty laws" to protect runaway slaves pursued under the fugitive slave acts. After Mass. passed its liberty law, not one black person was returned south.

    Even the most famous nullification standoff won some concessions. South Carolina got some tariff relief thanks to Henry Clay's compromise during the nullification crisis if the early 1830s. While not a complete "victory," the threat of nullification won concessions that would not have been won otherwise.

    Nullification can succeed, but states must stand resolute and put the principle into practice. Like many things, failure comes more from lack of effort than a flaw in the principle.
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