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White House Backs Medicaid Work Requirements

The Trump administration has told state health officials that the federal government will become receptive to work requirements as part of a conservative effort…

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New Edition of Book on Federalism in the United States

In a recently released second edition of Federalism and the Making of America (Routledge 2018), David Brian Robertson explores the role that federalism continues…

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CSF Fellow on Redistricting Panel

CSF Fellow Wesley Leckrone will be participating in "Drawing Districts: State and Federal Law Issues in Gerrymandering Litigation" at Widener University Commonwealth Law School. Leckrone…

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Trump’s States Need NAFTA

Many red states that supported Donald Trump depend heavily on exports to Mexico. For example, Mexico is Kansas’s largest export market and Missouri’s second-largest…

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Should the State and Local Tax Deduction be Killed or Saved?

The Trump/Republican tax plan proposes to drop or reduce the state and local tax deduction (SALT). SALT lets taxpayers deduct from their federal income-tax…

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IACFS Declaration on Catalonia

In response to the searches by Spanish police of the offices of the Institut d'Estudis Autonòmics (IEA), which is a member of the International…

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“50 Shades of Federalism” – A New Federalism Website

A new website called "50 Shades of Federalism" has been launched by Soeren Keil with a team of scholars at the Canterbury Christ Church University in…

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Two New Books on Comparative Federalism

Two new books on comparative federalism were recently published.  Here are a few details on the books: Nicholas Aroney and John Kincaid coedited Courts…

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Federalism Scholar Stepan Passes Away

Alfred C. Stepan of Columbia University passed away on September 27, 2017, in New York City at the age of 81. He made important…

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Cooperative Federalism and Marijuana Regulation

A new paper by Erwin Chemerinsky, Jolene Forman, Allen Hopper, and Sam Kamin proposes a new policy to govern diverse marijuana regulations within the U.S. federal system. …

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“Standing Up to the Feds: State Challenges to Federal Authority”

The Center for the Study of Federalism co-sponsored a panel entitled “Standing Up to the Feds: State Challenges to Federal Authority” at the 2017…

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Stephen Schechter Provided the KATT Constitution Day Lecture

Stephen Schechter gave the KATT Constitution Day Lecture on “The Current State of American Federalism” at SUNY ULSTER, Kingston, NY, September 19, 2017.  

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CSF Fellow Wesley Leckrone will be representing the Center

CSF Fellow Wesley Leckrone will be representing the Center at this year’s International Association of Centers for Federal Studies in Switzerland this October. He…

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