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Congress

Author: Joseph F. Zimmerman
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 143842969X
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An insightful reassessment of the relationship between the U.S. Congress and the states.

Congress And Crime

Author: Joseph F. Zimmerman
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739198076
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This book reviews the impact of congressional federalization of state criminal laws. Zimmerman offers recommendations on how to address the issues created by such federal actions at both the national and state levels.

Unifying The Nation

Author: Joseph F. Zimmerman
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438454597
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In-depth examination of a rarely studied article of the United States Constitution. While there is a vast amount of scholarship on the US Constitution, very little of it addresses Article IV. The article’s first section, the Full Faith and Credit Clause, requires that individual states must respect “the public acts, accords, and judicial proceedings of every other state,” and the second section, the Privileges and Immunity Clause, prevents one state from treating the citizens of another state in a discriminatory manner. In Unifying the Nation, Joseph F. Zimmerman provides a unique and comprehensive examination of court cases pertaining to both sections. Article IV, he argues, is central to the political and economic union of the individual states that comprise the nation. Many of the court cases cited in the text have tremendous day-to-day relevance and implications for the practice of government, such as same-sex marriage, child adoption, child support, public welfare, health care, and telecommunications.

Innovative Congressional Minimum Standards Preemption Statutes

Author: Joseph F. Zimmerman
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 143846097X
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Examines a new type of federal preemption statute popular since 1965 that allows states to retain a certain amount of regulatory discretion, with a focus on environmental statutes. Congress possesses broad regulatory powers, including the power of complete or partial preemption of state and local regulatory powers. Congress rarely enacted preemption statutes before the twentieth century, but since the 1960s such interventions have grown significantly in number, now totaling over seven hundred, and have transformed the nature of the American federal system. In Innovative Congressional Minimum Standards Preemption Statutes, Joseph F. Zimmerman provides the background and history of this critical transformation, classifying the forms these federal interventions have taken, with a focus on statutes dealing with such environmental issues as water and air quality, restoration of surface-mined areas, and still other areas that, collectively, have produced a revolution in relations between Congress and the states. Contrary to public perceptions of preemption being one-sided and heavy-handed, Zimmerman details the many variations present in these statutes that accommodate state and local interests, allowing for administrative and policy flexibility, and a generally cooperative relationship between states and localities and federal administrative agencies.

State Local Governmental Interactions

Author: Joseph F. Zimmerman
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438441711
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Examines the little-explored topic of relations between state governments and their respective local governments.

Horizontal Federalism

Author: Joseph F. Zimmerman
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438435460
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Provides detailed information and an analysis of interstate relations, and advances recommendations to improve the economic and political union.

Interstate Cooperation Second Edition

Author: Joseph F. Zimmerman
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781438442341
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First in-depth examination of the various forms of interstate cooperation and their central role promoting a successful federal system of government in the United States.