2,361Jul 20, 2013
Stand Your Ground Laws
John Lott and Jon Lowy discussed “stand your ground” laws in states throughout the nation, the Castle Doctrine, and what the impact of such laws has been. They also reacted to a ...
2,340Nov 8, 2010
Book Discussion on Fed Up!: Our Fight to Save America from Washington
Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) argues against national government intervention in what the governor contends are issues that can be better solved by individual states. Governor Perry discussed his ...
1,550Jan 8, 2013
State and Federal Marijuana Laws
Panelists talked about conflicts between federal and state laws following the 2012 legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in Washington and Colorado. They responded to questions from ...
857Aug 15, 2012
Book Discussion on Framed: America's Fifty-One Constitutions and the Crisis Over Governance
Sanford Levinson compares the U.S. Constitution to the constitutions of the 50 states and argues that in many ways the state constitutions are better. Professor Levinson responded to questions ...
691Apr 5, 2012
Book Discussion on Can't Is Not an Option
Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) talked about her memoir about her life and political career. The daughter of Sikh immigrants, she faced prejudice but in 2010 was elected South Carolina’s ...
615Jul 31, 2013
Health Care Law Tax Provisions
Witnesses testified on the Internal Revenue Service’s power to provide subsidies and tax credits for those buying insurance on health exchanges, as well as the power to apply penalties for ...
530Feb 23, 2002
The Founding Fathers and Federalism
Scholars and authors participated in a forum titled, “Federalism Symposium: A Conversation with Scholars on Our Founding Fathers.” Mr. Will was the facilitator.
469Feb 22, 2013
State and Federal Gun Laws
Colin Goddard spoke about Obama administration and congressional efforts to pass gun control legislation and the current national debate over gun violence. He also spoke about his personal ...
394Aug 7, 1997
Thomas Jefferson Press Conference
Mr. Jenkinson portrayed President Jefferson at a mock presidential news conference. He took questions on the differences between the state of affairs in the United States in ...
348Nov 18, 1996
Mr. Seay and Mr. Edelman discussed the concept and meaning of federalism. They debated the proper roles for federal, state and local government and whether the federal government has ...
195Nov 16, 2007
Federalist Society Anniversary
Marking the 25th anniversary of the Federalist Society, three U.S. Supreme Court Justices and other dignitaries congratulated the Society, described its history, and praised its founders.
174Aug 4, 2013
Governor Hickenlooper on National Governors Agenda
Governor John Hickenlooper (D-CO), incoming vice-chair of the National Governors Association, spoke by video link from the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, site of the annual meeting of the ...
114Mar 1, 1991
Speech to State Lawmakers
President Bush spoke to a meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council on recent developments in the Middle East. He lauded the efforts of the Secretary of Defense and the soldiers in ...
112Jan 29, 1988
The States & their Importance for Federalism
In this speech, former President Reagan defends his policies of new federalism arguing that the Founding Fathers wished to keep “government close to the people.” In addition to praising ...
102Oct 30, 1996
FDR Legacy in the Federalism Debate
Panelists discussed the proper role of local, state and federal government and President Franklin Roosevelt’s legacy in this debate. They examined how President Roosevelt expanded the ...
97Aug 17, 1997
Dangers of New Federalism
Mr. Ward spoke at an event sponsored by Democratic state legislators from the east side of Seattle. He talked about the dangers of the devolution of power from the federal government to ...
89Dec 7, 2007
Illegal Immigration Impact on States
State legislators and the Federation for American Immigration Reform talked about the impact of illegal immigration. They said that stricter laws and enforcement efforts were needed to prevent ...
70Oct 3, 1996
Burger Court Legacy
Judge Gibbons spoke about the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court under Chief Justice Warren Burger from 1969 to 1986. He focused on the cases which dealt with federalistic and separation of powers ...
67Oct 18, 1997
Lawyer's Role in American Republic
Attorneys and legal scholars discussed the role lawyers play in American society and the role they should play in combating social justice. They also talked about the role of fashioning a ...
66May 4, 2013
Weekly Republican Address
Governor Pat McCrory (R-NC) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about the power of states to make innovative and effective changes whenever the federal government supports rather ...
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