Alabama Governor Signs Sovereignty Resolution – Tenth AmendmentCenter

Alabama Governor Bob Riley has signed Senate Joint Resolution 27 (SJR27), sponsored by State Senator Scott Beason. The resolution claims sovereignty for the state “under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.”

In the past year, seven other states have passed similar resolutions, and Alabama joins Alaska and Tennessee as the third to have such a resolution signed by the Governor. In 2009, Sarah Palin and Phil Bredesen signed sovereignty resolutions for their states.

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