Questions tagged [tenth-amendment]

Tenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which reserves unenumerated federal powers for the states or the people.

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HR1 would force states to have independent districting. How does the federal gov't have authority to require this?

Section 2401-2422 of the H.R. 1 - For the People Act of 2021 would require states to set up independent districting commissions in order to prevent gerrymandering. This seems pretty clearly to ...
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Are there any restrictions on the taxes or duties a U.S. state can levy?

The U.S. Constitution's "Commerce Clause" (Article I, Section 8) grants the federal government authority to regulate interstate commerce. The same section contains the "Taxing and Spending Clause" ...
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Do American states have the power to close their borders from other states in a health emergency?

Right now there are large American states which have 50 times more Coronavirus cases in ratio/proportion than others, with hundreds of cases close to a thousand, and there are even small states where ...