What exactly does this mean?

by Tim Condon

“An unconstitutional act is not a law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; it affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation as inoperative as though it had never been passed.” Norton v. Shelby County, 118 U.S. 425, 426 (1886). That’s a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.

We need to keep it in mind. Now more than ever.

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  • Chris P. Bacon

    Huh. Just curious….are all rulings by the supreme court correct?

    • C. dog e. doG

      Only the correct ones; they have a check mark next to them.
      – C. dog, Official Arbitrar, Bureau of Court Jesters

      • Chris P. Bacon

        Hey, i’m not sayin’, i’m just saying.

        -CPB- President and Chief in Charge of the Department of Redundency Department.

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