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Is Morrison Dead?



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Last term’s Supreme Court decision in Gonzales v. Raich, upholding the federal regulation of intrastate, noncommercial possession of medical marijuana, struck federalism a terrible blow. I explain why in an article I contributed to forthcoming symposim in the Lewis & Clark Law Review. A draft of the article is now available on SSRN here. (Be forewarned that I had fun with this one, and the article is filled with references to Jim Morrison and The Doors.)



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