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In the interests of intellectual discourse, the Center for the Study of Federalism posts diverse viewpoints. The views we post do not necessarily represent the views of the Center.

Should Nationwide Injunctions Be Curbed?

POSTED | Jul 20, 2018

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...More

Canadian Intergovernmental Relations on Immigration

POSTED | Jul 20, 2018

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...More

Immigration Microfederalism

POSTED | Jul 20, 2018

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...More

Is Federalism Broken?

POSTED | Jul 19, 2018

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...More

States Sue Over SALT Cap

POSTED | Jul 19, 2018

Liz Farmer reports that Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York have filed suit against the federal government on grounds that the new tax law's...More

Federalism and International Trade in Services

POSTED | Jul 19, 2018

Johanna Jacobsson analyzes how services liberalization is carried out by countries having a federal structure. She focuses her analysis on nations that regulate such services...More

Arbitration and Cooperative Federalism

POSTED | Jul 18, 2018

Zachary D. Clopton and Verity Winship contend that cooperative federalism offers a "natural fit" for the application of arbitration to shareholder claims. Read more here.

Is Federalism Undermined by Federal Marijuana Policy?

POSTED | Jul 18, 2018

Ira P. Robbins writes that the federal Controlled Substances Act's listing of marijuana as a Schedule I drug has led to overreaching by criminalizing behavior...More

Federalism at the Local Level in Nepal

POSTED | Jul 17, 2018

In this op-ed, Shradha Ghale examines a new report from the Democracy Resource Center-Nepal that focuses on how federalism is being implemented at the local...More

Law Review Articles About Federalism

POSTED | Jul 17, 2018

The most recent print issue of the Stanford Law Review features a number of articles touching on federalism topics such as preemption, federalism in healthcare,...More

Unpacking Philippine Federalism

POSTED | Jul 17, 2018

The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism has gathered a variety of statistics about the Philippines to help explain how a shift to a federal form...More

Driverless Carmakers Push for Federal Guidelines

POSTED | Jul 16, 2018

Two pending measures in Congress supported by driverless car manufacturers would largely preempt states from regulating such vehicles. Read more here.

How Might Judge Kavanaugh's Appointment Affect States' Rights?

POSTED | Jul 16, 2018

Elaine S. Povich and Alayna Alvarez of the Pew Charitable Trusts examine what the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court could mean for...More

Shift to Federalism Called a "Lethal Experiment"

POSTED | Jul 16, 2018

Two former chief justices of the Philippines presented differing views in Senate testimony about the proposal to move the country to a federal form of...More

Indian Ruling Speaks to Federalism Issues

POSTED | Jul 16, 2018

Malavika Prasad writes about the federalism issues touched on in a recent case from India's Supreme Court. Read more here.