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A brief detour… Judicial Review: Court authority to declare laws null and void on the grounds that they violate the Constitution. Relationship to federalism
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Nullification? Can states declare acts of Congress unconstitutional? Alien and Sedition Acts 1798 yes, states voided Alien and Sedition Acts. McCulloch v. Maryland 1819 no, the power to tax (is) the power to destroy. Slavery Ultimately no, but the US goes through a civil war.
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The Paths to Nationalization 2 Important periods New Deal – FDR programs that expanded federal power. Historical Context The Supreme Court’s role in interpreting the commerce clause Indirect effects More recent restrictions – U.S. v. Lopez 1995 Great Society – LBJ programs that expanded federal government. Civil Rights, War on Poverty, Medicare, Medicaid.
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Detour Do you think the government should stay out of Medicare? (Public Policy Polling, April 10, 2009)
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