Federalism

Lessons from State Implementation of Marijuana Legalization

States should learn from each other to confront the challenges of regulating marijuana.

The Medical Marijuana Delusion

Regulation of marijuana has been based on a false distinction for almost a century.

Federalism “Collisions” in Energy Policy

Differences between federal and state energy regulations will likely require judicial intervention.

How State and Federal Food Regulations Can—and Should—Work Together

Experts argue that gaps in federal food safety rules require state governments to step up.

Cannabis Conundrums

Law and policy experts dissect the challenges created by divergent federal and state laws on marijuana.

Is There Any Role Left for Federal Regulation of Sports Wagering?

Despite a watershed ruling, the gaming industry must still contend with onerous and redundant state oversight.

Federalism Comes Out as the Winner in Murphy v. NCAA

The Supreme Court’s ruling on sports betting has broad implications for anti-commandeering issues.

Regulating the Antibiotic Resistance Crisis

Scholar praises a California law that widely eliminates antibiotics use in the livestock industry.

Partisanship Drives State Agencies’ Resistance to Federal Regulation

Data show that geography and party affiliation predict state agencies’ pushback against federal policies.

Let’s Be Real About State and Local Climate Action

Federal action is key to effectively addressing climate change.

Leading on Climate at Every Level

States and subnationals can rise to the challenges posed by climate change.

The Ideological Battle Over Regulating Paid Family Leave

Debate about paid family leave revolves around three very different proposals.