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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.

Budget Federalism in Russia Studied

POSTED | Dec 14, 2018

Elena Kachanova and Natalia Korotina write that a cooperative model of fiscal federalism is being implemented in the Russian Federation. The authors propose a set of...More

Federalism Draft Charter Passes Philippines House

POSTED | Dec 14, 2018

The House of Representatives has passed a proposed federalism charter that differs from the one prepared by the consultative committee created by President Rodrigo Duterte. The...More

Federal Farm Bill to Allow Hemp Production

POSTED | Dec 14, 2018

Congressional leaders have unveiled a farm bill compromise that would legalize hemp production. Many states already allow farmers to grow hemp, but financing for such operations can be difficult to...More

Organizations Work to Support Nepalese Federalism

POSTED | Dec 13, 2018

Saferworld has announced that it and several other organizations are working together to support federalism and help marginalized communities in Nepal. Read more here.

Federal Officials Threaten Jail if Injection Site Opens

POSTED | Dec 13, 2018

The U.S. attorney's office of Colorado and the Denver field office of the Drug Enforcement Administration have issued a joint letter to the city of...More

FEMA and Advance Contracts with States and Localities

POSTED | Dec 12, 2018

Dave Nyczepir writes that the Federal Emergency Management Agency should better coordinate with states and localities on the use of advance contracts. Read more here.

Call for Theresa May to Resign

POSTED | Dec 12, 2018

The editors of the National Review write that Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan should be rejected and she should resign. Among other reasons, they...More

Trump Administration Loses Another Sanctuary Jurisdiction Case

POSTED | Dec 12, 2018

The Trump administration recently lost another federal lawsuit filed by several sanctuary jurisdictions. Ilya Somin suggests that although the reasoning in the district court's opinion...More

Author Discusses New Book on Assisted Reproduction and Canadian Federalism

POSTED | Dec 11, 2018

In a blog post, Dave Snow discusses his new book, Assisted Reproduction Policy in Canada: Framing, Federalism, and Failure.

European High Court Says UK Can Reverse Brexit; May Pulls Vote

POSTED | Dec 11, 2018

The European Court of Justice has affirmed the opinion of its advocate general in ruling that the United Kingdom can unilaterally reverse its decision to leave the...More

Mathematical Tools and Ecosystem Federalism

POSTED | Dec 10, 2018

A working group with the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis meets this week to explore how mathematical (and related) tools can help guide...More

Scotland and Brexit, Viewed from the Continent

POSTED | Dec 10, 2018

Andreas Rahmatian explores Brexit's possible impact on Scotland through the lens of legal and intellectual history rather than British constitutional law. Rahmatian suggests that a...More

Justices Skeptical of Double Jeopardy Appeal

POSTED | Dec 10, 2018

At oral argument, a majority of Supreme Court justices appeared dubious of an Alabama man's claim that his state and federal convictions stemming from the...More

Federal Government Proposes New Foster Care Rules

POSTED | Dec 07, 2018

New proposed rules by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services could open more homes to foster children, but a number of states are concerned...More

FTA Announces Grant Awards

POSTED | Dec 07, 2018

The Federal Transit Administration has begun to announce grant awards to state and local governments, something that critics say has been too long in coming....More