Matters of Policy & Politics

But Is It Constitutional?

March 12, 2021

A federal COVID relief package that dictates how states can spend grant money, a federal election reform bill that likewise imposes restrictions on state governments, plus talk of killing  the Senate filibuster all lead to one question: are such actions constitutional and what did the Founding Fathers envision? John Yoo, a Hoover Institution visiting fellow and UC-Berkeley law professor, analyzes the legality of the latest legislation from Congress plus the Supreme Court’s legacy after denying the last of the Trump election challenges.

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