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Texas and “Military Federalism”

Emily Berman and Chris Mirasola examine the increasing tensions between the federal government and Texas relating to the use of military force on the southern border. The writers suggest that the potential for conflict is heightened by arcane federal statutes that devolve the authority to use military force to states during times of emergency. This devolution, they contend, facilitates “the ratcheting of federalism conflicts in what is shaping up to be another deeply fraught, and potentially violent, election year.” Read more here.