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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Is Federalism dying?

By way of CC, Rick Sincere has picked up a great letter to the editor by Wyatt Durrette.

Durrette is worried about the erosion of Federalism by Congress, and I couldn't agree more. Many thought that the early years of the Rehnquist Court would harken a return to the principles of federalism after the growth of the Federal government in the 60s and 70s. The hopes were strengthened by Newt Gingrich and the Contract for America.

Unfortunately, the Republicans in majority were quite different than the Republicans in minority. Additionally, the Rehnquist court hasn't taken as aggressive as stance in the last few years.

I'm a big Federalism fan, and no one has done more to foster these ideals than the Federalist Society.


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