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A Big Win at the Supreme Court: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #113

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” If you care about state sovereignty, the Tenth Amendment, or limiting the federal government, the Supreme Court just handed you a huge victory! (It was also a big win if you want to legally bet on sports.) In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the SCOTUS […]

Feds Are Actually Limited in Using Funding to “Coerce” States

Washington, DC, July 29, 2009 -- NLE'09 in the FEMA Sim Center.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Sometimes emailers offer a good opportunity correct widely-held erroneous ideas. In a recent article, I asserted the federal government has very little power to force so-called “sanctuary cities” and states to enforce federal immigration law. Under a well-established legal principle known as the anti-commandeering doctrine, the courts have long held that the federal government cannot […]