Federalism

The enumerated powers of Congress in Article I, Section 8; the powers denied to Congress in Article I, Section 9; the powers denied to states in Article I, Section 10; and  Tenth Amendment which protects the powers not given to the national government as reserved to the states and the people, are key to the principle of Federalism.

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Nevada rancher standoff turns on a states’ rights debate
Date: 4/14/14
Source: CBS News

Federal Judge Orders Ohio to Recognize Out-of-State Gay Marriages
Date: 4/14/14
Source: Wall Street Journal

State says county misinterpreted federal law
Date: 4/14/14
Source: The Star Democrat

Feds OK Pot Background Checks by Washington State
Date: 4/10/14
Source: ABC News

Missouri Lawmakers Attempt to Nullify Federal Gun Laws, Again
Date: 4/7/14
Source: Time

A Dot on the Map, After Scandal, Could Be Wiped Off
Date: 3/10/14
Source: NY Times

Supreme Court to consider EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases
Date: 2/27/14
Source: Washington Post

Obama signs farm bill
Date: 2/07/14
Source: USA Today

Obama climate change agenda faces first Supreme Court test
Date: 2/24/14
Source: Reuters

Supreme Court Deals Itself Out of Poker Case
Date: 2/24/14
Source: NBC News

Supreme Court could decide legality of poker games
Date: 2/17/14
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

NJ appeals sports betting case to U.S. Supreme Court
Date: 2/18/2014
Source: NJ.com

Governor Backs Funds for Detroit Bankruptcy
Date: 1/22/14
Source: Wall Street Journal

States increasingly air their differences at Supreme Court
Date: 1/18/14
Source: USA Today

Supreme Court halts Utah gay marriages, signaling cautious approach
Date: 1/06/14
Source: LA Times

Cuomo Said Set to Revive New York Medical Marijuana Law
Date: 1/05/13
Source: Bloomberg

A Vast River and the Legal Woes at Its Banks
Date: 12/18/13
Source: NY Times

Legal marijuana states bank on secret meeting
Date: 12/16/13
Source: Philly.com

Judge in Kansas orders federal agency to act on states’ request on voter laws
Date: 12/13/13
Source: Kansas City Star

West Virginia AG joining with other states in federal gun purchasing case
Date: 12/04/13
Source: MetroNews

Teachers complain Common Core-linked lessons little more than scripts to read
Date: 12/5/13
Source: Fox News

Ohio pulls plans to comply with federal ID law
Date: 12/6/13
Source: The Columbus Dispatch

Courts, US public at odds over worker firings for ‘legal’ marijuana use
Date: 12/4/13
Source: CNBC

Feds deny early approval of Fresno-Bakersfield high-speed rail segment
Date: 12/4/13
Source: The Fresno Bee

Detroit’s general pension system expects to file appeal of bankruptcy ruling today
Date: 12/4/13
Source: Detroit Free Press

Pension Ruling in Detroit Echoes West to California
Date: 12/3/13
Source: The New York Times

ObamaCare faces another challenge in federal court
Date: 12/4/13
Source: Fox News

Some NSA Opponents Want to ‘Nullify’ Surveillance With State Law
Date: 12/3/13
Source: US News

HI health exchange violates federal law, League of Women Voters say
Date: 12/3/13
Source: Hawaii Reporter

Supreme Court declines case on making online retailers collect sales taxes
Date: 12/2/13
Source: The Washington Post

Stakes high as US Supreme Court hears Michigan tribal case on gaming dispute
Date: 12/2/13
Source: The Times Herald

Federal judge blocks new nonsurgical abortion law
Date: 11/26/13
Source: KPC News

Mich. lets insurers renew canceled health policies
Date: 11/22/13
Source: The Kansas City Star

Denver pot businesses raided ahead of legal sales
Date: 11/21/13
Source: Seattle PI

Protests widen against Obama-backed Common Core education reforms
Date: 11/17/13
Source: The Washington Times

Going Rogue: U.S. Attorneys in California Defy Obama on Medical Marijuana
Date: 11/18/13
Source: The Huffington Post

Bill Forces Disclosure Of Law’s Effect On Premiums
Date: 11/17/13
Source: CBS Detroit

D.C. to join states giving drivers’ licenses to illegal immigrants
Date: 11/18/13
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

DOJ ‘Abandons’ Suit Against Louisiana School Voucher Program
Date: 11/19/13
Source: The Weekly Standard

Missouri to allow joint tax returns for legally married same-sex couples
Date: 11/15/13
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

State rebuts Obama plan to allow old health insurance policies
Date: 11/14/13
Source: Komo News

Mass. Hospitals Weigh Medical Marijuana Liability Risk
Date: 11/12/13
Source: WBUR

Law & Order: Indian Country
Date: 11/13/13
Source: KUNM

Voter ID laws challenged in state, federal court as discriminatory
Date: 11/10/13
Source: United Press International

Texas and 5 Other States Resist Processing Benefits for Gay Couples
Date: 11/10/13
Source: The New York Times

Federal lawsuit targets Georgia’s ‘stand your ground’ law
Date: 11/6/13
Source: Fox News

Supreme Court finds dilemma in spurned wife’s conviction
Date: 11/5/13
Source: The Washington Post

Hagel Deploys National Guard Chief to Combat States’ Gay Troop Protest
Date: 11/1/13
Source: US News

Federal appeals court reinstates most of Texas’ abortion restrictions
Date: 10/31/13
Source: Fox News

Feds tighten rules on campus sexual violence cases
Date: 11/1/13
Source: FDL Reporter

Yakama Nation won’t recognize legal marijuana
Date: 10/27/13
Source: Komo News

Senators Bicker Over State Stand Your Ground Laws
Date: 10/29/13
Source: ABC News

Connecticut’s medical marijuana law still at odds with federal law
Date: 10/25/13
Source: The Register Citizen

Illegally packing: State law prohibiting law enforcement from carrying guns in restaurants with bars debated
Date: 10/26/13
Source: Shreveport Times

Court could block Obamacare subsidies in 34 states
Date: 10/25/13
Source: Market Watch

Native American gay couple to wed in Oklahoma under tribal law—despite state ban
Date: 10/23/13
Source: NBC News

Delaware’s ‘secret trials’ violate 1st Amendment: U.S. Court
Date: 10/23/13
Source: Reuters

Court Lifts Limit on Contributing to Pro-Lhota PAC
Date: 10/24/13
Source: The New York Times

Federal judge says PSC didn’t violate federal law
Date: 10/22/13
Source: The Kansas City Star

Federal judge weighs the fate of new state abortion law
Date: 10/23/13
Source: Dallas News

Judge in gay rights ruling in crosshairs
Date: 10/21/13
Source: The Sandusky Register

State ‘Amazon tax’ fight may land in Supreme Court -lawyers
Date: 10/22/13
Source: CNBC

States to federal government: Return our land
Date: 10/18/13
Source: The Journal Gazette

Privacy laws collide with some gun-control efforts, panel told
Date: 10/17/13
Source: The Providence Journal

High court: ‘Driving while Hispanic’ law illegal
Date: 10/17/13
Source: The Advertiser

Colorado farmers harvesting industrial hemp despite federal drug law
Date: 10/12/13
Source: Fox News

Utah’s national parks will reopen despite ongoing government shutdown
Date: 10/11/13
Source: CNN

States step up to fill federal government void <- not sure about this one
Date: 10/11/13
Source: Fox News

Some States Asking Same-Sex Married Couples To File As Singles
Date: 10/9/13
Source: The Huffington Post

TSA might allow passengers to board planes with marijuana
Date: 10/7/13
Source: RT

Walker defies DC order to close down federally funded parks in Wisconsin
Date: 10/4/13
Source: The Hill

Marijuana Businesses Need More Flexibility In Federal Banking Regulations: Govs. Hickenlooper, Inslee
Date: 10/3/13
Source: The Huffington Post

Pennsylvania clerk appeals ban on gay marriage licenses
Date: 10/1/13
Source: Reuters

Obama administration sues to block North Carolina voter law
Date: 9/30/13
Source: Yahoo News

Growing hemp would violate federal law, Kentucky AG warns
Date: 9/26/13
Source: Capital Press

State liquor law challenged in federal court
Date: 9/23/13
Source: The City Wire

Guard Sees Fight In Rights Debate
Date: 9/23/13
Source: Valley News

Some states may legalize pot, but on federal grounds, U.S. government has final say
Date: 9/17/13
Source: Washington Post

New Jersey Can’t Legalize Sports Betting, U.S. Court Says
Date: 9/17/13
Source: Bloomberg

Feds Seek To Corral Medical Marijuana ‘Wild West’
Date: 9/12/13
Source: NPR

Missouri Senate Kills Effort To Nullify Federal Gun Laws
Date: 9/12/13
Source: HuffingtonPost.com

Answers Sought for When Marijuana Laws Collide
Date: 9/11/13
Source: NY Times

U.S. secretary of education opposes California’s testing plan
Date: 9/09/13
Source: LA Times

California lawmakers from right and left join in opposing a federal law
Date: 9/09/13
Source: LA Times

Vt border DUI highlights federal law role in state
Date: 9/06/13
Source: Associated Press

Washington State Prepares For ‘Worst-Case Scenario,’ A Federal Lawsuit Over Marijuana Legalization
Date: 8/21/13
Source: Huffington Post

Federal judge questions constitutionality of Colorado foreclosure law
Date: 5/6/13
Source: Denver Post

Eric Holder to Kansas governor: New state gun law unconstitutional
Date: 5/2/13
Source: Washington Times

Nullifying Federal Gun Statutes: After League City’s Precedent, Towns Across Texas — and Beyond — Race to Do The Same
Date: 5/1/13
Source: Houston Press

Alabama Senate Passes Bill To Nullify Gun Laws
Date: 5/1/13
Source: Huffington Post

Civil rights groups oppose No Child Left Behind waiver for LAUSD
Date: 4/30/13
Source: Daily News Los Angeles

Lower tuition for immigrants becomes law in Colo.
Date: 4/29/13
Source: SFGate.com

Justices Decline to Take Case on Alabama Immigration Law
Date: 4/29/13
Source: New York Times

Alaska lawmakers push back on ‘federal overreach’
Date: 4/27/13
Source: Anchorage Daily News

Texas asks Supreme Court to block climate rules
Date: 4/22/13
Source: Houston Chronicle

States move to restrict gun magazines as federal proposal stalls in Congress
Date: 4/10/13
Source: Washington Post

House lawmakers file bills to push back against federal laws
Date: 4/9/13
Source: WRAL.com

Oklahoma bill would let taxpayers help fund fight against federal laws
Date: 4/9/13
Source: NewsOK.com

Okla. Lawmakers Seek To Use State Income Tax Refunds To Defend Laws Against Federal Constitutional Challenges
Date: 4/9/13
Source: Washington.CBSLocal.com

Insurers see way to dodge federal healthcare law next year
Date: 4/2/13
Source: Los Angeles Times