The Federalism Project
Publications Events

The AEI Federalism Project conducts and sponsors original research on American federalism, with particular emphasis on federal and state business regulation, legal developments and the role of the courts, and the prospects for rehabilitating a constitutional federalism that puts states in competition for productive citizens and businesses. Through its AG Watch, the Federalism Project monitors and comments on the increasingly active role of state attorneys general.

The AEI Federalism Project disseminates its research results and opinions through frequent conferences and other public events; through the Federalism Outlook, a newsletter written by the Project’s Director, Michael S Greve; through its website; and through books and publications in scholarly journals.


The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement

March 24, 2008
Steven M. Teles, Jack Balkin, Michael S. Greve, William Galston

Federal Preemption: States' Rights, National Interests

June 12, 2007
Richard A. Epstein, Michael S. Greve, Charles Cooper, Judge Stephen F. Williams, Peter J. Wallison

Antitrust Consent Decrees in Theory and Practice

May 16, 2007
Richard A. Epstein, A. Douglas Melamed, Michael S. Greve

Watters v. Wachovia Bank

November 28, 2006
Brian P. Brooks, Thomas W. Merrill, Amy Quester, Todd Zywicki, Ted Frank

Massachusetts v. EPA

November 21, 2006
Jonathan H. Adler, Michael S. Greve, Lisa Heinzerling, Barry Rabe, Edward W. Warren

Religion and the American Future: Religion and the Law

October 27, 2006
Michael S. Greve, Kevin Seamus Hasson, Douglas Kmiec

Spoiling for a Fight: The Rise of Eliot Spitzer

August 7, 2006
Brooke A. Masters, Presenter; Michael S. Greve, Discussant; William H. Pryor Jr., Moderator

Federal Preemption: Law, Economics, Politics

April 27, 2006
Keynote Speaker, the Honorable Kenneth Starr; for complete list of panelists, please view conference information.

The U.S. Senate Takes On Medical Malpractice Reform

April 24, 2006
Ted Frank, Michael S. Greve, George L. Priest, Stuart L. Weinstein

Manufacturers' Immunity: The FDA Compliance Defense (Event Webcast)

March 21, 2006
Dean Bernard Dobrianski, Michael S. Greve, Professor Peter Hammer, Professor Lars Noah, and Daniel Troy

Debate on National Standards (National Press Club Event)

March 10, 2006
Kevin Carey, Michael Dannenberg, Michael Greve, Deborah Meier, Michael Petrilli, Lauren Resnick, Thomas Toch,

Antitrust and the New Economy: Transatlantic Turmoil

December 7, 2005
Makan Delrahim, Richard Epstein, Michael S. Greve, Robert Pitofsky

National Press Club Debate: Michael Greve and James Tierney

December 7, 2005
Michael S. Greve, James Tierney

Proportional Representation: Path to Democracy?

December 6, 2005
Gerard Alexander, Jeffrey Anderson, Michael S. Greve, Donald Horowitz, Lindsay Lloyd, Andrew Reynolds, Michael Rubin, Andrew Shearer, Meyrav Wurmser, Judy Van Rest

Testimony to Senate Judiciary Committee

July 19, 2005
Michael S. Greve

5th Annual Supreme Court Review

June 29, 2005
Jonathan H. Adler, Michael S Greve, Robert Nagel, Neil Siegel, Nina Totenberg

Brookings Institution Event: Can an Independent Judiciary Be Accountable?

June 10, 2005
Michael S Greve, Stuart Taylor, Jr., Jay Apperson, Sarah Binder, Elliot Mincberg, Joe Onek, Victoria Toensing

Government by Consent Decree?

June 9, 2005
Senator Lamar Alexander, Rep. Roy Blunt, Michael S. Greve, Wade Henderson, Simon Lazarus

Event at the U.S Chamber of Commerce — The Role of State Attorneys General: Differing Perspectives

May 26, 2005
Michael S Greve, Thurbert Baker, Tom Corbett, Steve Carter, et al

State Tax Incentives for Business: Healthy Competition or "Race to the Bottom"?

May 2, 2005
Brannon P. Denning, Peter D. Enrich, Michael S. Greve, Loren Chumley, John P. James, Kevin Thompson, Chris Edwards

Supreme Court: Lochner at 100 — Still Crazy After All These Years?

April 22, 2005
David E. Bernstein, Jeffrey Rosen, G. Edward White, Michael S. Greve

Federalism Under the Influence: Dope, Booze, and the Commerce Clause

November 10, 2004
Michael S Greve, Brannon Denning, Todd Zywicki, R. Hewitt Pate, Viet D. Dinh, John Eastman, Edward Warren, Richard A. Epstein

Can States Reform Torts?

October 5, 2004
Andrew R. Stevens, Hugh Rice Kelly, Linda Woggon, Michelle White, Michael S Greve

Terror, Torts, and Telecom: A Review of the Supreme Court's 2003-2004 Term

June 29, 2004
Viet D. Dinh, Richard W. Garnett, Edward W. Warren, Michael S Greve

Competition Laws In Conflict: Antitrust Jurisdiction in the Global Economy

May 13, 2004
Richard A. Epstein, Michael S Greve, Timothy J. Muris

Preemption in the Rehnquist Court

April 2, 2004
Michael S Greve, Thomas W. Merrill, Daniel Schweitzer, Robert Gasaway

The Free State Project: Move and Live Free?

February 27, 2004
Michael Barone, Alan Bock, Jason P. Sorens, Richard Vedder, Michael S Greve

When Federalism Works—Why Kill It? Federal Initiatives on Corporate and Financial Regulation

October 9, 2003
Jonathan F. Pedersen, Charles Elson, Bruce Johnsen, Peter J. Wallison, Wright Andrews, Phil Lehman, Todd Zywicki, Michael S Greve

States, Citizens, and Corporations: Do the Justices Care? The Supreme Court's 2002-2003 Term

June 27, 2003
Michael S Greve, Dan Schweitzer, Adrian Vermeule, John C. Yoo, Alan C. Raul

Environmental Federalism: State Activism on Cleaning the Air

May 13, 2003
Barry Rabe, Robert Gasaway, Marlo Lewis, Christopher Schroeder, Michael S Greve

The New Antitrust Paradox: Policy Proliferation in the Global Economy

April 21, 2003
Michael S Greve, Richard A. Epstein, William Kovacic, George L. Priest, Michael DeBow, William Adkinson, Christopher DeMuth, Richard Posner, D. Bruce Johnsen, Moin Yahya, Paul B. Stephan, Andrew T. Guzman, Michael Trebilcock, Edward Iacobucci, Diane Wood, Wolfgang Kerber, Oliver Budzinski, John O. McGinnis

Is Federalism Passé? The Supreme Court's 2001-2002 Term

July 8, 2002
Michael S Greve, Evan Caminker, Walter Dellinger, John Harrison, Michael Rappaport

The New Pharmaceutical Litigation: What It is and Where It is Going

June 18, 2002
John E. Calfee, Michael S Greve

What Now, Old Continent? Europe on the Way to a Constitution

April 16, 2002
Jeffrey Anderson, William Cash, Andrew Moravcsik, Amity Shlaes, David Calleo, Rod Hunter, William Kristol, Jonathan Davidson

Torts and Terror: Civil Liability After September 11

December 4, 2001
Michael S Greve, Christopher C. DeMuth, Neil A. Doherty, Bronwen Kaye, Kenneth P. Quinn, Robert R. Gasaway, Senator Jon Kyl, Jay P. Lefkowitz, Robert Peck

Environmental Policy Roundtable

September 20, 2001
Michael S Greve, Jonathan H. Adler, Becky Norton Dunlop

Free Trade vs. States' Rights: Globalization and the Challenges to Local Democratic Government

June 26, 2001
Michael S Greve, Mark C. Gordon, David L. Aaron, Earl H. Fry

Internet Privacy Regulation Roundtable

January 30, 2001
Michael S Greve, Bruce Kobayashi, Larry Ribstein, Eugene Volokh