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Local Governments Consider Whether to Renew ICE Agreements

POSTED | Jun 21, 2019

The Trump administration has encouraged greater coordination between local law enforcement and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to identify and detain undocumented immigrants. Agreements along...More

Criminal Law and Federalism

POSTED | Jun 21, 2019

William Partlett writes that cooperative federalism is common in the prosecution of drug and gun-related crimes in the United States. Partlett contends that this presents new...More

Status of Federalism in the Philippines

POSTED | Jun 21, 2019

Alex B. Brillantes Jr. reviews efforts to bring a more federal form of government to the nation, and suggests that "the federalism debate should be...More

Introduction to Canadian Energy Federalism

POSTED | Jun 20, 2019

Fenner F. Stewart has prepared an introduction to Canadian energy federalism for a forthcoming book on the topic. Read more here.

Call for Decentralization in Ethiopia

POSTED | Jun 20, 2019

In an op-ed, Belachew Mekuria says it is time for greater decentralization in Ethiopia, arguing that the practice of "our federalism is hardly in sync with...More

Supreme Court Says Virginia Can Ban Uranium Mining

POSTED | Jun 19, 2019

This week the Supreme Court held that Virginia was within its authority to prohibit uranium mining. The court ruled that Virginia did not run afoul...More

Separate Sovereigns Doctrine Upheld

POSTED | Jun 19, 2019

This week, the Supreme Court upheld the double jeopardy separate-sovereigns doctrine. Mark Joseph Stern contends that Justice Ginsburg's dissent hits the mark when she asserts...More

An Increasing Divide Between Canadian Provincial and National Governments?

POSTED | Jun 19, 2019

In an op-ed, Licia Corbella writes that discontent with the federal government, particularly among western Canadians, has risen to alarming levels. Corbella points to Alberta...More

World Bank Continues Support for Nepal's Fiscal Federalism

POSTED | Jun 18, 2019

The Himalayan Times reports that the World Bank has approved another credit that supports the nation's move to federalism. Read more here.

Cities Challenge FCC 5G Plans in Court

POSTED | Jun 18, 2019

A number of local governments have argued in court filings that the Federal Communications Commission overstepped its authority in restricting the ability of cities to...More

Federalism Under Modi

POSTED | Jun 17, 2019

Christoffe Jaffrelot and Sanskruthi Kalyankar explore how the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has affected center-state relations in India. Read more here.

Trump Administration to Weaken State Authority Over Energy Infrastructure

POSTED | Jun 17, 2019

The Trump Administration is seeking to weaken a part of the federal Clean Water Act that gives states authority to block pipelines and other energy-infrastructure...More

"Lost Decade" Affects State-to-Local Government Funding

POSTED | Jun 17, 2019

A report from the Pew Charitable Trusts notes that many states are still struggling to recover from the Great Recession. This is manifested in a...More

Trump Administration Rule Change Could Increase Availability of Insurance Through ACA

POSTED | Jun 17, 2019

Paige Winfield Cunningham writes that a new rule will allow employers to opt out of providing health coverage if they provide employees funds to purchase...More

Federalism in Iran?

POSTED | Jun 14, 2019

In the wake of former President Mohammad Khatami's recent statement that he would support a federalist structure for the nation, IranWire has launched a series of articles about the possibility of...More