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  • The Federalism Debate [And 'States Rights']

    10/28/2004 6:03:10 PM PDT · by tpaine · 390 replies · 4,839+ views
    Cato Institue ^ | 10/28/04 | Rodger Pilon
    I. The Tenth Amendment and Enumerated Powers The Tenth Amendment states: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." By its terms the amendment tells us nothing about which powers are delegated to the federal government, which are prohibited to the states, or which are reserved to the states or to the people. To determine that, we have to look to the centerpiece of the Constitution, the doctrine of enumerated powers. That doctrine is discussed at length in the Federalist...
  • An Epilogue to the Kelo Case

    09/22/2011 10:03:37 AM PDT · by 92nina · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Property Rights Alliance ^ | 2011-09-20 | J. Michael Wahlen
    Reason Magazine featured a great article that chronicles a new twist in the famous Kelo vs. New London case. This landmark case radically increased the size of government under the eminent domain clause by forcing Susette Kelo to leave her house so that the City of New London could use the land for “economic development” in 2005. The new twist comes from a story recounted by a journalist and author Jeff Benedict. Benedict recounts a recent book reading of The Little Pink House (written on the Kelo case) in which Justice Richard N. Palmer, one of the 4 judges who...