State Law

Election Officials as Regulators of Voting Access

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

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

A New Era for the ERA

The Equal Rights Amendment raises questions of congressional authority.

Is Insurance Regulation Unconstitutional?

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

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?

Can Red and Purple States Go Green?

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

Conflicting Interpretations of Worker Classification

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

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?

Working for Welfare Not Faring Well?

Analysts debate the effectiveness of work requirements for recipients of cash assistance in Kansas.

Why Sacramento Needs to Fix the California Environmental Quality Act

Why Sacramento Needs to Fix the California Environmental Quality Act

Expert argues that suits under California’s environmental law undercut housing and climate change goals.

Can States Convince People to Recycle?

Can States Convince People to Recycle?

Research suggests recycling laws may turn people into “committed” recyclers.

When Public Health Abuses Public Funds

When Public Health Abuses Public Funds

The Supreme Court declines to resolve issue of whether state hospitals can be sued for false insurance claims.