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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.

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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.