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Constitutional Law—The First Circuit Denies Private Parties Standing to Assert Tenth Amendment Commandeering Claims—Medeiros v. Vincent, 431 F.3d 25 (1st Cir. 2005), cert. denied, 126 S. Ct. 2968 (2006)

The Tenth Amendment reserves state sovereignty where the federal government is not constitutionally authorized to act.  Although states have the right, under the Tenth Amendment, to challenge federal regulatory schemes that “commandeer” state legislatures, it is...