As Congress examines the health care crisis and struggles to find apolitically acceptable reform package, it seems increasingly likely that federal reforms, if any, will delegate key decision-making authority to the states. Since several states are considered health reform innovators, and since federal officials are unable to reach consensus on a national reform strategy, Congress may well ask these laboratories of democracy’ to guide and shape the overall reform effort. However, it may not be wise to rely on the states to initiate and implement health policy reforms. If not, and the federal government instead should play the leadership role, what might an appropriate (and potentially feasible) intergovernmental partnership look like?
Experts discuss legal developments and related ramifications one year after President Trump declared a national emergency at the U.S. Southern Border with Mexico in order to build a wall.
Scholars discuss the most significant immigration-related cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, their ramifications, and what to expect in 2020.
Do new domestic terrorism laws put Black Lives Matter supporters, anti-war protestors, and/or animal rights activists at risk? Do they presently incorporate sufficient safeguards against such misuse and abuse?
The discriminatory laws, practices, and policies promised and delivered by President Trump have social, political, and economic ramifications. First, they reinforce misconceptions about Islam as an inherently violent religion. Second, they breed intolerance, fear, and hostility among the general population