It was reported this week that Rob Natelson was denied the title of “emeritus” by U of M faculty members. Natelson is known as “the top legal expert” for the TEA Party – a group which is known for espousing legal theory and beliefs that do not measure up to academic standards.
Take what Time Magazine today calls the classic example of the GOP’s march into the fringe: nullification – an extremist (and dubious) theory still being doggedly touted by TEA Party poster boy Rep. Derek Skees (R-
“Montana that has emerged as the epicenter of the nullification movement and the purest laboratory for the Tea Party’s model of governance.”
“It was invoked by South Carolina lawmakers seething over tariff laws in the antebellum South, and again during the civil-rights era, when states opposed to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954 used the idea of interposition, nullification’s kissing cousin, as a mechanism to resist integration.”
Natelson is also the one known candidate to receive a political contribution from the KKK organizer who is running for Congress in Montana. Natelson received a contribution from Mr. Abarr of $100 when Natelson ran for Governor.