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Federalism vs. the Feds

“States’ rights,” once the rallying cry of Southern racists hostile to federally-mandated civil-rights measures, is now being used – particularly by the wealthiest states – to challenge Donald Trump’s policies at almost every turn, from climate change to immigration to federal taxation. But how far can state-level resistance to the Trump administration go?

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