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    Senator Marco Rubio Address to New Hampshire House of Representatives

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, addressed the New Hampshire House of Representatives at the State House in Concord. During his…

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    Governor John Kasich Address to New Hampshire House of Representatives

    Governor John Kasich (R-OH), a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, addressed the New Hampshire House of Representatives at the State House in Concord. Governor…

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    Government Management of Western Lands

    Panelists talked about federal land management in western states, the operational legal theories, and the possibility of transferring control of those lands to the states. Topics…

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    House Republican Leadership Briefing

    House Speaker Paul Ryan and other members of the House Republican leadership held a news conference today/Wednesday. They discussed the budget reconciliation bill being debated on the…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Mark Toner briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of topics, including the terror attacks in Paris and efforts to combat ISIL*. Questions focused on the refugee crisis…

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    Powers of the States

    Nevada’s attorney general and the former attorney general of Alabama talked about the increasingly activist roles many top lawyers for states were taking. They also answered…

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    Community Broadband Service

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held a meeting on consideration of pre-empting state law in North Carolina and Tennessee that restrict the abilities of communities to provide…

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    Thomas Jefferson's Union

    Professors Gary Gallagher and Peter Onuf talked about the tenets of federalism and the meaning behind the idea of a union of states from the perspective of President Thomas…

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    Challenges to Executive Actions on Immigration

    Law professors discussed the Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created by the Department of Homeland Security to exercise prosecutorial discretion in favor of…

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    The Obama Presidency and Federalism

    Law professors talked about whether President Obama’s use of executive actions defies the principle of federalism by either intruding upon policy areas belonging to states or…

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    Federal Marijuana Policy

    Panelists talked about the impact of marijuana legalization and argued that certain adverse consequences could be avoided through strong federal actions that would allow states to legalize…

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    Health Care Law Tax Provisions

    Witnesses testified on the Internal Revenue Service’s power to provide subsidies and tax credits for those buying insurance on health exchanges, as well as the power to apply…

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    Governor Hickenlooper on National Governors Agenda

    Governor John Hickenlooper (D-CO), incoming vice-chair of the National Governors Association, spoke by video link from the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, site of the annual meeting of the…

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    Stand Your Ground Laws

    John Lott and Jon Lowy discussed “stand your ground” laws in states throughout the nation, the Castle Doctrine, and what the impact of such laws has been. They also reacted…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Governor Pat McCrory (R-NC) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about the power of states to make innovative and effective changes whenever the federal government…

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    State and Federal Gun Laws

    Colin Goddard spoke about Obama administration and congressional efforts to pass gun control legislation and the current national debate over gun violence. He also spoke about his…

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    State and Federal Marijuana Laws

    Panelists talked about conflicts between federal and state laws following the 2012 legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in Washington and Colorado. They responded to…

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    Book Discussion on Framed: America's Fifty-One Constitutions and the Crisis Over Governance

    Sanford Levinson compares the U.S. Constitution to the constitutions of the 50 states and argues that in many ways the state constitutions are better. Professor Levinson responded to…

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    Book Discussion on Can't Is Not an Option

    Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) talked about her memoir about her life and political career. The daughter of Sikh immigrants, she faced prejudice but in 2010 was elected South…

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    Book Discussion on Fed Up!: Our Fight to Save America from Washington

    Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) argues against national government intervention in what the governor contends are issues that can be better solved by individual states. Governor Perry…

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