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Federalism - Announcements Federalism Professor Reeves...

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Federalism Professor Reeves 1 Announcements Tuesdays 9 to 10:30 AM; Thursdays 1 to 2:30PM; or by appointment. Read Federalist No. 10 online / back of book. 2 2 Last Time Constitution. The Fight for Rati±cation. Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists. Principles and institutions. Controls on power. Checks and balances. 3 Federalism 4 4
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1906 San Francisco Earthquake 5 5 1906 San Francisco Earthquake 8.3 Richter scale. Destroys telegraph lines. Gas and water lines cut. Fire of greater severity than earthquake. 6 6 7 7 TR to GP You will let me know if there is anything that the national government can do. 8 8
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GP to TR Owing to the interruption of telegraphic communication, the extent of the disaster in San Francisco is not well known here. People of California appreciate your prompt inquiry and offer of assistance. State troops are doing patrol duty and if Federal assistance is needed, will call on you. 9 9 1906 San Francisco Earthquake TR called on Americans to lend a hand. Red Cross. ad hoc response. TR requests money from Congress multiple times. Ten days later, formal request for Army to be brought in. Organizational chaos. 10 10 1906 San Francisco Earth Quake Shortly after disaster, public charity dried up. Little national support to rebuild. 11 11 1989 San Francisco Earthquake 12 12
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1989 San Francisco Earthquake 1989 World Series; A’s vs. Giants. 7.1 on Richter Scale. Minimal communication dif±culties. Damage assessed within an hour. Within 24 hours; federal aid was approved. 13 13 1989 San Francisco Earthquake President GHW Bush arrives a few days later. FEMA is in charge, by statute. Mayor of San Fran demands that checks be “written on the spot.” Pres and Congress – bidding war to allocated money. 14 14 Federalism A Case Study. Political Institutions of Federalism. Who Does What? Stability and Change. The Separation of Powers. The Balance of Power. 15 15 A Case Study: Physician Assisted Suicide in Oregon 16 16
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Case Study 1994: State ballot measure approves Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS). Physicians can prescribe lethal dose of medication. 2001: U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft: PAS violate Controlled Substance Act; will be prosecuted. 17 17 Case Study Controlled Substances Act (1970): Congress regulates variety of pharmaceutical drugs. Oregon challenges AG Ashcroft’s order; brings suit in U.S. District Court. Court: AG has no authority; state wins. AfFrmed by US Court of Appeals; Supr Ct. 18 18 Case Study At issue: separation of powers. Oregon appealed to federal courts. ±ederal Govt – can regulate drugs.
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