State Law

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.

Making It Easier to Practice Law

Making It Easier to Practice Law

Licensing changes such as the Uniform Bar Examination may quietly tilt the status quo in the legal field.

States Move to Regulate Fantasy Sports

States Move to Regulate Fantasy Sports

Numerous states are considering legislation to permit fantasy sports betting.