The recent philosdphical shift of the Supreme Court toward a more restrained or "conservative" approach to constitutional adjudication brings with it hope for the revitalization of federalism as a constitutional and political principle.
Beverly LaHaye & Ellen O. Smith,
The Supreme Court: New Hope for the Restoration of Federalism,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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