states rights

How does our failure to teach about slavery’s brutal legacy affect our ability to solve the issues facing our country today?
Justices heard arguments in a case that could allow states to legalize sports betting -- and affect immigration, gun control and other issues, too.
We are witnessing the spread of a progressive form of federalism under a GOP-led government.
The attorney general wants the feds to dictate immigration and weed policy, but states to dictate on transgender discrimination. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
An unexpected twist in one of the country's oldest constitutional debates.
In the antebellum period, slave states used the autonomy allowed by the federal system to preserve slavery by arguing it
For my part -- and with my vote -- I'm choosing the path toward "Liberty and Justice for ALL." In a national forum, Trump
Six weeks to elections and counting. Americans will be voting for the entire House, a third of the Senate and the President
Summer vacation 2016: Road Trip. From Jersey to Pennsylvania, slow crawl to Indianapolis and back to New Jersey.
While mostly ignored by the media (and almost completely ignored in the debates), the issue is going to become a lot more important in the general election, as many states will have recreational legalization ballot initiatives to vote on.
This is critical for democracy to have complete information and a well-informed electorate. Confusing voter categories undermine transparency and accountability in elections.
I grew up on Long Island, just a few miles from Patchogue, the town on the South Shore where Donald Trump spoke on Thursday. My parents moved out there in the 1970s, and my mother is still there. Plus, I work on the Island.
The states complained that Colorado's establishment of a legal, regulated market caused marijuana to flow into their states, thereby undermining their strict laws. This, they claimed, caused "irreparable injury" by draining their treasuries, placing stress on their criminal justice systems and endangering the health of their residents.
This year's Republican presidential nominating contest shows that nearly three decades after Ronald Reagan left office, his impact on the Republican Party endures.
Scalia promoted anything but justice in his opposition to the Voting Rights Act and affirmative action, women's reproductive freedoms, and in particular, the rights and freedoms of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans* people.
If the names were removed from various speeches this political season, you might not know the difference in a talk given by Donald Trump or one by Jerry Falwell, Jr. A few years ago, I would have assumed these two would have very different rhetoric.