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There is a longstanding debate on the appropriate division of power between the Federal Government and the various state governments. The debate has intensified as commerce and social interactions have become increasingly regional and then national. But what principles should guide the determination of whether the Federal or state governments govern? And is the answer consistent regardless of the area of regulation – that is, do the principles apply in the same manner to environmental regulation, the federalization of crime, marriage, and business regulation? These and other important federalism questions will be discussed by our panelists.

Panelists include:

  • Hon. Jefferson B. Sessions III, United States Senator, Alabama
  • Dr. Michael S. Greve, American Enterprise Institute
  • Mr. Douglas T. Kendall, Community Rights Counsel
  • Hon. Theodore B. Olson, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Prof. Jonathan R. Turley, George Washington University Law School
  • Hon. David M. McIntosh, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP (Moderator)

Date: Friday, March 30, 2007
Location: The U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, D.C.

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