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Federalism Library

The Federalism Library is an online multimedia collection of articles, books, and podcasts exploring contemporary and classic questions related to federalism. It includes material created by the Center for the Study of Federalism, as well as carefully curated information from prominent writers on federalism.

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Book on Indigenous Peoples and Canadian Federalism

Amy Swiffen and Joshua Nichols have edited Indigenous Peoples and the Future of Federalism (Toronto: Univ. of Toronto Press, 2024). The book offers legal analyses that explore forms…

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American Federalism and the Law of Nations

Ryan C. Willilams writes that the "novel, compounded structure of the government established by the federal Constitution" reflects both national and purely federal systems…

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The Right to Amend State Constitutions

Jessica Bulman-Pozen and Miriam Seifter contend that the U.S. Supreme Court has winnowed individual liberties and thus it is worth considering the "less appreciated" right that…

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Post-Modern National Identity and U.S. Immigration Law

Daniel I. Morales argues that the relative cohesion and shared sense of national identity in the postwar years cannot be recovered. Because of this, he…

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EU Files Another Disciplinary Procedure Against Hungary

The European Commission, the European Union's executive branch, recently opened another disciplinary procedure against the government of Hungary, this time for legislation that could…

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Asymmetric and Symmetric Federalism in India

In an op-ed, Sonal Gupta and Rahul Parashar explore how recent legal rulings have illustrated that India's federalism is an "intricate dance between asymmetry and symmetry."…

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State Use of Federal Funding for Cleaner Water

Jared Brey reports that Pennsylvania and Wisconsin have used federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funds in making significant progress in removing lead from drinking…

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Federalism and Danish Arctic Sub-States

Halbera West looks at the options that political subunits in the Danish Arctic have to increase their influence. Read more here.

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Texas and “Invasion”

Ilya Somin writes that Texas's contention that illegal immigration constitutes an invasion is a "badly flawed" argument that does not justify the state's interference…

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2024 World Federalist Conference

Democracy Without Borders and the World Federalist Conference will hold an online federalism conference this February 17-18. Read more here.

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State Supreme Court Shadow Dockets

Adam B. Sopko examines state supreme court shadow dockets -- traditionally, dockets devoted to procedural issues -- to consider whether these courts offer constitutional…

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The Federal Government and Local Policing

A group of scholars call for increased federal intervention in local policing. Read more here.

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Birthright Citizenship

Sandra L. Rierson examines recent efforts -- including proposed state legislation -- to restrict the birthright citizenship outlined in the Fourteenth Amendment. Read more…

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Federalism Matters Podcast

Federalism is American government’s best kept secret. Its influence is pervasive and profound. Though not mentioned in the Constitution, federalism’s meaning and application have been at the center of disputes from 1776 to the Civil War to our current culture wars. We are scholars who focus on federalism, and through this podcast, we explore how federalism, from practice to theory, shapes our politics, policies, culture, society, and daily life.

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The Federalism Minute

Federalism’s influence on American government, culture and society is pervasive and profound, yet often unexplored. This short podcast examines single, practical topics to show how federalism’s influence is real and relevant in average citizens’ daily lives.

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