ABSTRACT

Federalism, State Sovereignty, and the Constitution: Basis and Limits of Congressional Power [September 23, 2013]   [open pdf - 349KB]

"The lines of authority between states and the federal government are, to a significant extent, defined by the United States Constitution and relevant case law. In recent years, however, the Supreme Court has decided a number of cases that would seem to reevaluate this historical relationship. This report discusses state and federal legislative power generally, focusing on a number of these 'federalism' cases. The report does not, however, address the larger policy issue of when it is appropriate--as opposed to constitutionally permissible--to exercise federal powers."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL30315
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2013-09-23
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