Federalism

Regulating Safety After Merck v. Albrecht

In Merck v. Albrecht, the issue of federal preemption has crossed over the typical conservative and liberal divide.

Can Red and Purple States Go Green?

Scholars argue that state policymaking cannot effectively counteract federal environmental deregulation.

Ratcheting Up Workplace Protections

State legislatures and agencies have an important role to play in improving workplaces for workers.

Single-Use Plastics Need Comprehensive Federal Legislation

Despite state and local action, more effective reduction of single-use plastics must come from Congress.

Strengthening Eco-Labeling Regulation

Scholar argues that many companies use unsubstantiated environmental claims to mislead consumers.

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.