New Hampshire’s House Speaker William O’Brien wants to make it harder for students to vote in their districts, arguing that they distort the democratic process. It might just be, though, that he has a hard time accepting outcomes he disagrees with.
O’Brien is a scheduled speaker at an upcoming event called “Nullify Now!” which is organized by two Tenther groups — The Tenth Amendment Center and WeRefuse. Both argue, against federal court rulings, that states don’t have to uphold laws they believe to be unconstitutional.
A call and email to O’Brien seeking more information about his views on the 10th amendment were not immediately returned.
Brian Beutler is TPM's senior congressional reporter. Since 2009, he's led coverage of health care reform, Wall Street reform, taxes, the GOP budget, the government shutdown fight, and the debt limit fight. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.