How Much Power Rests With State Governments?

Jun 16, 2016

The recent controversy surrounding the federal directive for transgender bathroom access in schools has created a divisive dialogue across the country. Some see the Obama administrations’ policy as a textbook example of government overreach. The power of states’ rights has fluctuated over the years, leaving many to question what ability states currently have to go against the will of the federal government.

We talk with two law experts, Eric Segall from Georgia State and Scott Gaylord from Elon University, about the history of states’ rights and how the balance of power has evolved over the years.