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In the interests of intellectual discourse, the Center for the Study of Federalism posts diverse viewpoints. The views we post do not necessarily represent the views of the Center.

Governors Object to Trump's Unemployment Order

POSTED | Aug 12, 2020

A number of governors and unemployment experts have expressed concerns about the ability of states to cover 25 percent of the unemployment benefits called for...More

Indian Federalism and Article 370

POSTED | Aug 12, 2020

M.Y. Tarigami contends that Article 370, which defined Jammu and Kashmir's relationship to the Union, did not weaken democracy or federalism. Read more here.

Belgian Federalism and the Coronavirus Outbreak

POSTED | Aug 11, 2020

Courtney Withrow writes that the coronavirus pandemic is pushing Belgium's "messy federal system to its limits" (password required). Read more here.

Federalism and the 2020 Elections

POSTED | Aug 11, 2020

The U.S. Department of State has offered a Foreign Press Center Briefing on the role that federalism plays in the U.S. electoral process. Read more...More

Call for Federalism in Eastern Russia

POSTED | Aug 10, 2020

Clara Weiss reports on protests in far-eastern Russia, including calls for increased federalism in Russia. Read more here.

Federalism "Done Right" in Post-Pandemic Canada

POSTED | Aug 10, 2020

Gregory P. Marchildon and Peter Bleyer write that Canadian federalism is "flexible by design" and that the pandemic offers a chance "to use federalism more...More

Constitutional Values in Brazil and the United States During the Pandemic

POSTED | Aug 07, 2020

João Carlos Souto compares the roles that federalism and judicial review have played in the two nations during the coronavirus outbreak. Read more here.

Trump and Republican Party Sue Nevada over Ballots

POSTED | Aug 07, 2020

The Trump campaign and the Republican Party have sued Nevada, claiming that the state's plan to send absentee ballots to all voters will harm their...More

Discussion of Federalism in Health Data Regulation

POSTED | Aug 06, 2020

On August 7, Yale Law School will present Professor Craig Konnoth discussing "Privatizing Federalism in Health Data Regulation." Konnoth has suggested that a new form of...More

Book on the Administrative Presidency and Federalism

POSTED | Aug 06, 2020

Frank J. Thompson, Kenneth K. Wong, and Barry G. Rabe have written Trump, the Administrative Presidency, and Federalism, (Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2020). The authors explore...More

Talk on Federalism and the Pandemic

POSTED | Aug 06, 2020

On August 13, Stanford's Hoover Institution will host a discussion of the coronavirus and federalism featuring Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland and Lanhee J. Chen...More

How Would States and Localities Fit in with a Federal Digital Commerce Tax?

POSTED | Aug 05, 2020

Girard Miller suggests that the coronavirus pandemic might be setting the stage for federal taxation of interstate digital commerce. If this happens, Miller says that "states...More

Jammu and Kashmir and Indian Federalism

POSTED | Aug 05, 2020

Sarath Pillai writes that discussions of the recent tensions between the federal government and Jammu and Kashmir highlight many observers' "lack of engagement with the...More

A Federally Funded Interstate Pandemic Testing Board?

POSTED | Aug 04, 2020

Lisa Hansmann and Ganesh Sitaraman explore the creation, and possible federal funding, of an interstate compact for a pandemic testing board. Read more here.

The Federal Government and State and Local Economic Crises

POSTED | Aug 04, 2020

David Schleicher contends that officials from all three branches of the federal government have repeatedly intervened in state and local economic crises to reassure creditors...More