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January 15, 2019 Should the States Run Airport Security? Kevin D. Williamson suggests that the federal-government shutdown illustrates that the states are better positioned to handle airport security than the federal Transportation Security Administration. Williamson contends that such a system would be “more complex than a system with a single provider, but it would also be more resilient.” Read more here.   [Read]

January 15, 2019 Courts Block Contraceptive-Coverage Rules This week, two federal district courts have issued injunctions barring the federal government from implementing rules that would have allowed employers to circumvent the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that employers offer birth control free of charge. The rules would have allowed employers to opt out of the mandate if they had religious or moral objections. […]   [Read]

January 14, 2019 Review of Federal Environmental Regulations and the States Kristin Hildreth of the National Conference of State Legislatures has posted a two-part blog reviewing 2018 federal environmental regulatory actions that could affect the states. Read more here and here.   [Read]

January 14, 2019 Will Partisan Gerrymandering Cases Lead to Judicial Overreach? James W. Lucas writes in the National Review that the Supreme Court’s recent decision to review two partisan gerrymandering cases poses the threat of a judicial power grab if courts are given too much authority to review congressional and legislative maps. He suggests that non-partisan or bipartisan commissions offer a more democratic path to curtail gerrymandering. Read […]   [Read]

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