Missouri becomes 3rd state this year to consider bills to prohibit state courts from enforcing/recognizing federal laws or court decisions

I mentioned the proposals in Arizona and Idaho that would prohibit state court judges from enforcing federal laws or federal court decisions. The latest such effort has now been filed in Missouri.

HJR 41 of 2017 appears to be identical to HJR 62 of 2016 originally discussed here.

The constitutional amendment is directed broadly to any “federal law.” The state legislature could send to the ballot, or the general public could via referendum, any “federal law” for a vote as to its constitutionality. If approved by voters, the “federal law” would be valid. If not, “the courts of this state shall be stripped of jurisdiction to enforce such a particular federal law…”

HJR 41 has been filed but not yet assigned to a committee.