Somin Addresses Future of Federalism at AEI Conference

Professor Ilya Somin took part as a panelist in a September 12 event entitled "The Future of Federalism" and held by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research at its Wohlstetter Conference Center in Washington, D.C.

The purpose of the event, cosponsored by Chapman School of Law and the Federalist Society, was to take a closer look at the scope of federal-state relationships by examining the balance between state and federal rights, the role of the courts with respect to the issue, and the roles of both the states and the federal government in policy decisions. Panels were composed of scholars offering differing points of view as they examined the issues and reflected on the future of American federalism.

Joining Somin on the day's first panel, entitled "Competitive and Cooperative Federalism," were Malcolm Feeley, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law; Michael S. Greve, AEI; and Roderick Hills, New York University School of Law.

Mason Law alumnus Jonathan Adler ('00), professor of law and director of the Center for Business Law & Regulation at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, was a participant in the event's final panel, which discussed "Health Care and the Environment."

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