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Calls for States' Rights, from the Left

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Calls for States' Rights, from the Left

Calls for States' Rights, from the Left

Calls for States' Rights, from the Left

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Championing states' rights isn't just for conservatives. A key tool in the fight over societal change is being used to promote medical marijuana and physician-assisted suicide. The line between what should be under federal control and what shouldn't is under new debate.

Guests:

Marci Hamilton, public law chair, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York; visiting scholar, Princeton Theological Seminary

Jim Holt, contributor, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker

Michelle Goldberg, writer, Salon.com

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