Authored Articles & Publications May 8, 2019

Blue is the New Red in Federalism

Partner Gene Tanaka Discusses a Flip in the States’ Rights Discussion in Municipal Lawyer


With decisive issues like environmental protections and sanctuary cities on the line, Best Best & Krieger LLP Partner Gene Tanaka observes in Municipal Lawyer magazine the political faction most likely to argue for states’ rights has changed. While red states have historically pushed back on the federal government for interfering with states’ rights under federalism, it’s now blue states asserting federalism to support initiatives on everything from legalized marijuana to immigration.
Read the entire article in the May-June issue of the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s Municipal Lawyer magazine [pdf]. Reprinted with permission.

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