States Rights

The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: The Tenth Amendment

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The division of power between state and federal government. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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The Takeaway

Two Views on Voter ID Laws

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

More than a dozen states have passed new laws that civil rights advocates say will discourage minority turnout at the polls in next year's elections. The laws range from laws requiring voters to present a photo ID before casting their ballot, to restrictions on early voting and new rules that make it harder for former felons to vote. A study by NYU's Brennan Center for Justice estimates the law will impact more than five million voters and could well alter the turnout of a close election.

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It's A Free Country ®

Invoking States' Rights

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Federalism arguments are often opportunistic. It really depends, often, on what the issue is.

— Constitutional scholar and professor at the University of Texas School of Law, Sanford Levinson, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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