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The Baby-Formula Crisis as a Lesson in Federalism

Everyone knows the indictment of former Republican president, Donald J. Trump, is unprecedented. But what unprecedented facets of federalism underlie the indictment? The case sheds light on federalism as a key facet of American governance.

Shortages of infant formula first happened in April 2020. Shortages persist. Why? A careful analysis of the crisis casts light on the complex federal structures that affect the production, distribution, and consumption of baby formula. What does this crisis tell us about our federal system, and how can this case be used by students and teachers? Read more