• Analysis

The repeated rulings - including at the hands of Republican judges - underscore the serious constitutional flaws in the administration's efforts to target sanctuary cities.

  • Opinion

The decision holds that Trump's order violates constitutional principles of federalism and separation of powers.

  • Opinion

My new article provides an early assessment of President Obama's legacy for constitutional law.

  • Opinion

A sports betting case currently before the Supreme Court could seriously undermine constitutional federalism if it goes the wrong way.

  • Analysis

A federal court ruled against two of the three conditions Attorney General Jeff Sessions sought to impose on sanctuary cities receiving federal funds from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program. The case has important implications for both federalism and separation of powers.

  • Opinion

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to curb a program expanded by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that promoted abusive seizures of property by law enforcement. The Sessions policy is a menace to both federalism and property rights.

  • Opinion

My new article on how left and right could both benefit from a stronger commitment to enforcing limits on federal government power.

  • Opinion

The federal government need not stand in the way of state-level marijuana reform efforts, but this requires more than renewing appropriations riders.

  • Analysis

The City of Chicago is not an especially sympathetic plaintiff. But the challenged Justice Department policy is still a menace to federalism and separation of powers.

  • Opinion

Jeff Sessions' new assault on sanctuary cities is unconstitutional for much the same reasons as Trump's executive order. It too undermines federalism and separation of powers.

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