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Federalism, State Sovereignty and the Constitution: Basis and Limits of Congressional Power [Updated January 2, 2003]   [open pdf - 94KB]

The ratification of the Constitution, to a significant extent, defined the lines of authority between the state and federal governments. This report discusses state and federal legislative power generally and focuses on a number of these "federalism" cases. Issues addressed include congressional power under the Commerce Clause and the Fourteenth Amendment; constitutional limits on congressional powers, such as the Tenth Amendment; and state sovereign immunity under the Eleventh Amendment.

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CRS Report for Congress, RL30315
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2003-01-02
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