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July 20, 2018 Should Nationwide Injunctions Be Curbed? Jason Riley reports that litigants on the right and left of the political spectrum are increasingly seeking nationwide injunctions from federal district judges. Riley asserts that these injunctions should be curbed because they allow a single judge to dictate federal policy far beyond his or her jurisdiction. Read more here.   [Read]

July 20, 2018 Canadian Intergovernmental Relations on Immigration Sanjay Jeram and Eleni Nicolaides contend that the pattern of intergovernmental relations on immigrant integration does not align with how the pattern is frequently described in scholarly literature. They write that intergovernmental relations in this area are “predominantly bilateral and only moderately institutionalized.” Read more here.   [Read]

July 20, 2018 Immigration Microfederalism Tuan Samahon writes that although the federal government is primarily responsible for immigration policy, states and localities provide many essential services to unauthorized immigrants. Samahon examines the rise of “microfederalism” within the immigration context. Read more here.   [Read]

July 19, 2018 Is Federalism Broken? Peter Harkness writes that the intergovernmental democratic process in the United States has become increasingly dysfunctional during the last two decades. Harkness points to the U.S. House’s bipartisan Speaker’s Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs as a possible way to energize efforts to restore federalism, but says that the task force faces “excruciatingly difficult” challenges. Read […]   [Read]

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