Controversies in Redistricting: Apportionment and Gerrymandering in America’s Federal System
In a federal democracy, how should voters get to choose
their representatives? What roles should elected representatives
play in deciding who will elect them? This digest explores redistricting
controversies across America’s federated election system.
Book on State Legislatures and American Federalism
Christian G. Fritz has written Monitoring American Federalism: The History of State Legislative Resistance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023). Fritz traces the development of interposition and nullification in American politics.
Waters of the United States Rule Revised
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that the process of revising the meaning of "waters of the United States" is at final rule outreach after going through, among other processes, the federalism consultation period.
Federalism and Assisted Suicide in Massachusetts
Austin Sarat contends that judicial federalism should have led the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to finding a constitutional right to suicide
Five Challenges for Federalism This Year
Donald F. Kettl predicts which issues will test American federalism in 2023.
Constitutional Origin of Federal-Tribal Relations
Jack Fiander explores the constitutional origin of federal-tribal relations in the United States.
The New Abortion Federalism: What’s Next for the States?
In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (2022), the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade (1973), thus returning basic abortion policy to the 50 states, District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.
Moving Beyond ‘Resistance’: The Significance of California’s Federalism
Professor Karthick Ramakrishnan, UC Riverside speaks on the national significance of California’s progressive federalism.
CSF President John Kincaid Interviewedon American Federalism
John Pearce welcomes guest Dr. John Kincaid, political scientist at Lafayette College, for a broad discussion about our governmental system in today’s world.
The Center’s commitment to the study of the American states dates back to Daniel J. Elazar’s pioneering work, American Federalism: A View From the States, first published in 1966.