Sept. 9 – American Constitution Society (ACS) Blog
Professor Steven D. Schwinn authored article:
With all the talk these days about state sovereignty, “states’ rights,” and the importance of protecting the traditional roles of the states, you might think that states reign supreme in our federal system. You might think that the mighty states are designed with a singular purpose to protect us from a dangerously encroaching federal government. (You might even forget that it was We the People, and not the states, who formed the federal government in the first place.) And you might think that states have a sovereign right, even a duty, to file suit in federal court to head off and to nullify an out-of-control federal government on our behalf.
With all the talk these days, you might think these things. But then you’d be wrong.
Read more: Putting the States Back in Their Place