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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.

Supreme Court Update

November 27, 2006

Preemption and the Court

posted by Will Wilson @ 8:58 am

On Tuesday, November 28, AEI Liability Project will host a panel discussion of the upcoming case Watters v. Wachovia Bank. Registration is open.

The preemptive scope of the National Bank Act is at issue in the case. But the case may suggest the tone of, if not set precedent for, the Roberts Court approach to the question of how much authority federal regulatory agencies have to decide to preempt state law.

November 2, 2006

The Roberts Court Is Now In Session

posted by Will Wilson @ 5:23 pm

Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! This term, several Federalism Project persons have some business before the Honorable, the Supreme Court of the United States.

AEI president Christopher DeMuth and AEI scholar emeritus Richard Epstein have joined the Economists’ amici brief in support of respondents in the pending case Watters v. Wachovia Bank, N.A.

The Federalism Project itself will hold a Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency panel event on November 21. Jonathan H. Adler, Lisa Heinzerling, Barry Rabe, and Edward Warren will discuss the case and implications. Michael Greve will moderate. You, loyal reader, are encouraged to register and attend.

Now grab some popcorn, pull up a chair, and settle in for Roberts and Alito-The First Full Term.