Skip to main content

Web Research Activites

1. Search for information concerning the short time period during which the line-item veto was allowed at the federal level. Examine the circumstances under which it came about, and examine the reasons why it is no longer in place.

2. Examine the concept of preemption by way of searching for information concerning the Supreme Court upholding preemption in cases regarding drug enforcement (Gonzales v. Raich).

3. Examine the increase in state-based marijuana legalization and the arguments for and against this in the context of the federal laws against this drug. Examine how this demonstrates a struggle for power between the states and the national government.

4. Search for “Immigration and Nationality Act Section 287(g)” and examine the ways in which it provides an example of decision-making regarding federal, state, and local power.