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Constitutional Confidentiality, Natalie Ram, Jorge L. Contreras, Laura M. Beskow, Leslie E. Wolf Oct 2023

Constitutional Confidentiality, Natalie Ram, Jorge L. Contreras, Laura M. Beskow, Leslie E. Wolf

Washington and Lee Law Review

Federal Certificates of Confidentiality (“Certificates”) protect sensitive information about human research subjects from disclosure and use in judicial, administrative, and legislative proceedings at both the state and federal levels. When they were first authorized by Congress in the 1970s, Certificates covered sensitive information collected in research about drug addiction use. Today, however, they extend to virtually all personal information gathered by biomedical research studies. The broad reach of Certificates, coupled with their power to override state subpoenas and warrants issued in the context of law enforcement, abortion regulation, and other police powers typically under state control, beg the question whether …


Administrative Federalism As Separation Of Powers, David S. Rubenstein Jan 2015

Administrative Federalism As Separation Of Powers, David S. Rubenstein

Washington and Lee Law Review

Federal agencies are key players in our federalist system: they make front-line decisions about the scope of federal policy and whether such policy should preempt state law. How agencies perform these functions, and how they might fulfill them better, are questions at the heart of “administrative federalism.” Some academic proposals for administrative federalism work to enhance states’ ability to participate in federal agency decisionmaking. Other proposals work to protect state autonomy through adjustments to the Supreme Court’s administrative preemption doctrine. As jurists and scholars debate what these proposals entail for federalism, this Article doubles-down with a twist: it examines what …


Anti-Federalist Procedure, A. Benjamin Spencer Jan 2007

Anti-Federalist Procedure, A. Benjamin Spencer

Washington and Lee Law Review

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How The Supreme Court Delivers Fire And Ice To State Criminal Justice, Ronald F. Wright Sep 2002

How The Supreme Court Delivers Fire And Ice To State Criminal Justice, Ronald F. Wright

Washington and Lee Law Review

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The Devil In Us. V. Jones: Church Burnings, Federalism, And A New Look At The Hobbs Act, Thomas Heyward Carter, Iii Sep 2002

The Devil In Us. V. Jones: Church Burnings, Federalism, And A New Look At The Hobbs Act, Thomas Heyward Carter, Iii

Washington and Lee Law Review

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Checking Congress And Balancing Federalism: A Lesson From Separation-Of-Powers Jurisprudence, Keith Werham Sep 2000

Checking Congress And Balancing Federalism: A Lesson From Separation-Of-Powers Jurisprudence, Keith Werham

Washington and Lee Law Review

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Justice Sandra Day O'Connor: Trends Toward Judicial Restraint Sep 1985

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor: Trends Toward Judicial Restraint

Washington and Lee Law Review

No abstract provided.