Dismantling Unjust Interest Rates for Debt Collection Judgments
States should follow New York’s lead in lowering how much interest must be paid on unpaid debt judgments.
Arguments Against a “Statutory Second Amendment”
Scholar argues that state laws preempting local gun regulation hinder progress.
Criminalizing Pregnancy Loss
Laws that impose criminal penalties for pregnancy loss regulate the conduct of pregnant people.
Election Officials as Regulators of Voting Access
Legislative backlash against election officials poses serious implications for democracy.
The False Flag of Political Accountability in Election Reform
Some state lawmakers aim to give elected officials control over election administration and outcomes.
A New Era for the ERA
The Equal Rights Amendment raises questions of congressional authority.
Is Insurance Regulation Unconstitutional?
Scholar argues that the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’s power to regulate violates states’ constitutions.
Supreme Court Examines Liquor Retail Regulations
The Court’s decision will weigh states’ regulatory powers against concerns of economic protectionism.
Can Red and Purple States Go Green?
Scholars argue that state policymaking cannot effectively counteract federal environmental deregulation.
Conflicting Interpretations of Worker Classification
Workers in some states may now be classified as both independent contractors and employees.
The Costs of Voter ID Requirements
Research shows that requiring voter IDs imposes substantial costs, especially on disadvantaged groups.
Working for Welfare Not Faring Well?
Analysts debate the effectiveness of work requirements for recipients of cash assistance in Kansas.