Breaking news: Tennessee legislature votes to sue feds over refugee program
Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 19, 2016
It is an understatement to say that this is a significant development! I have no time to give you all the details of the states’ rights lawsuit, so please read the story yourselves at Breitbart by clicking here. Michael Patrick Leahy begins his report on the great news:
NASHVILLE, Tennessee–On Tuesday, the Tennessee General Assembly declared it will sue the federal government over its refugee resettlement program on Tenth Amendment grounds. The State Senate passed a resolution authorizing that lawsuit in a 29 to 4 vote one day after it passed the Tennessee House by a 69 to 25 margin.
“Today we struck a blow for Liberty by finally adopting SJR467,” State Senator Mark Norris (R-Collierville), the co-sponsor of the resolution who shepherded it through the State Senate, tells Breitbart News.
See all of our coverage of the issue in Tennessee by clicking here.
I’ll be in DC tomorrow for meetings, so consequently I won’t be on top of all the latest news on the refugee front until I’m back on Thursday (and there is a lot of news)!
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