State Powers

The states are powerful enough to stand up to the federal government when it violates citizens’ rights. Learn how we can better leverage the power of states.

<p>The states are powerful enough to stand up to the federal government when it violates citizens’ rights. Learn how we can better leverage the power of states.</p>

The Goldwater Institute's Nick Dranias appeared on Sun City Grand's TV22 to talk about the Constitution and federalism issues.

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PHOENIX – A groundswell is emerging among the 50 states to exercise their fundamental right to call a national convention that could propose new amendments to the U.S. Constitution and bring the federal government closer to the role intended by the Founders.

This is the third in a series of reports by Goldwater Institute senior fellow Robert G. Natelson on the power of state legislatures to initiate the process for amending the U.S. Constitution under Article V. The previous two reports explain that the purpose of the Article V amendments convention is to provide a parallel process whereby the states effect constitutional amendments.

The Goldwater Institute's Diane Cohen joined Liberty Watch Radio to discuss the Goldwater Institute's lawsuit challenging the federal health care bill.

The Goldwater Institute's Starlee Rhoades appeared live on Channel 12 to debate Sen. Kyrsten Sinema about a federal judge in Florida's decision to void the federal health care law.

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U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson of Florida today struck down the federal health care law challenged by 26 states, including Arizona.

“This is a huge victory for health care freedom,” said Clint Bolick, the Goldwater Institute's litigation director, which is challenging the law in a separate lawsuit in Arizona. “It’s a triumph for 26 states fighting to protect their autonomy against the federal juggernaut, and for all Americans who want to control their own health care decisions.”

The Goldwater Institute's Starlee Rhoades appeared live on Channel 12 to debate the House of Representative's vote to repeal health care with State Senator Kyrsten Sinema.

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The Goldwater Institute's Nick Dranias joined Rep. John Kavanagh and others to announce Arizona will be joining eight other states in calling for an amendments convention.

The Goldwater Institute was known as the Arizona libertarian think tank that mainly issued policy papers.

Then came Clint Bolick.

Then came the lawsuits.

The Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick appeared live on KTVK Channel 3 to talk about the health care bill being ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in Virginia, and the deal the City of Glendale made to keep the Phoenix Coyotes playing hockey in the valley.

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