Civil Rights - US Federalism Pros o Different states have...

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US Federalism Pros o Different states have different needs o State-level officials can be monitored and held accountable by local populations o States as laboratories States trying out laws Cons o States interests may be inconsistent with national interests o Population may pay less attention to state level politics than to national level politics reducing accountability at the state level o States may not protect broader interests; states may have difficulty making new policies work Living Constitution Recognition of Same-Sex marriages (p. 89) o Full faith and credit clause (Art. 4) – states must recognize contracts made in other states, unless there is “a compelling public policy reason to the contrary”. Civil Rights Article 1, section 9 o Slave trade allowed by taxed (congress banned importing slaves in 1808) The word slavery is not used in the constitution o Only mention of writ of habeas corpus o No bills of attainder and ex post facto laws Not ok
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