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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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    Childrens Health Insurance

    Rep. Tom Price talked about the House action on the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). He was optimistic about the extension of SCHIP. He talked about the…

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    Illegal Immigration Impact on States

    State legislators and the Federation for American Immigration Reform talked about the impact of illegal immigration. They said that stricter laws and enforcement efforts were needed to…

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    Federalist Society Anniversary

    Marking the 25th anniversary of the Federalist Society, three U.S. Supreme Court Justices and other dignitaries congratulated the Society, described its history, and praised its…

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    State Government and Public Policy

    Peter Harkness spoke about the relationship between Congress and state governments. He focused on policy decisions by state legislatures on an increasing range of issues such as…

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    Republican Politics

    The Federalist Society national convention opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer by Father Hathaway. Former Rep. McIntosh introduced Mr. Rove, who delivered the…

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    Federal-Local Partnerships

    Lawmakers talked about cooperation between local, state and federal government agencies. Among the topics they addressed were homeland security and emergency response, education…

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    Civil Liberties

    Justice Saunders talked about civil liberties, focusing on the role of state courts and state constitutions in protecting liberty and individual rights and freedoms. He said that…

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    The Founding Fathers and Federalism

    Scholars and authors participated in a forum titled, “Federalism Symposium: A Conversation with Scholars on Our Founding Fathers.” Mr. Will was the facilitator.

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