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    U.S. Constitution

    Judge Mikva spoke about the role of the federal government within the U.S. Constitution and described attempts to reduce and reform the federal government. After his prepared remarks, he…

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    Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention, Day 1, Panel 2

    Judge William Pryor, who was on President-elect Trump’s list as a possible U.S. Supreme Court nominee, moderated a discussion on the importance Justice Antonin Scalia placed on the Federalist Papers' views of the…

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    National Governors Association Summer Meeting, Representative Pelosi on State-Federal Relations

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talked to the nation’s governors about federal-state relations. “The State-Federal Relationship” was a session of the National Governors…

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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 included ways to…

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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 Kasich…

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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 questions from members of the audience.…

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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 House…

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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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    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 discussed…

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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 Jefferson. They spoke about Thomas…

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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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    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 attempting to force state…

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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 certain undocumented youths…

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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 marijuana…

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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 penalties for…

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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 NGA. Governor…

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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 to a video clip of…

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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 supports…

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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 personal…

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