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January 20, 2013 10:52 PM

Legislators in Missouri, Kansas and elsewhere look to nullify federal laws

Frustrated by the expanded power of Washington, lawmakers in Missouri, Kansas and a growing number of politically conservative states have decided to ignore — and in many cases openly defy — federal law. They cite the U.S. Constitution for their actions, even as experts doubt their interpretation of the testy balance between state and federal power.

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