• Is the federal govern-ment taking on too muchpower from the states?• Does the federal healthcare law infringe on thepowers of the states?• Do state and local im-migration laws infringe onfederal powers?
The Constitution reservedpower for both the nation-al and state governments.
Republican Presidents Nixonand Reagan sought to “re-turn” power to the states.
Both Presidents George W.Bush and Barack Obamaoverrode state interests.
Health Suits Advancing
Several states are challengingthe new health care law.
Immigration Cases Set
Challenges to two tough Arizona statutes are beingclosely watched.
Today’s “collaborative” fed-eralism involves overlappingstate and federal powers.
Confidence in State,Federal Governments Lags
Fifty-nine percent of Ameri-cans have limited confidence.
Arizona Law Blocked by Federal Judge
U.S. law preempts parts of tough anti-immigration law,judge says.
Key events since 1972.
Will Staggering NewMedicaid Costs Hit theStates?
Dueling studies examine theimpact of new health carereform law.
Hearing Set on Inmate-Release Order in California
Can a federal court order thestate to reduce its prisonpopulation?
Is the Obama administrationtaking too much power fromthe states?
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