News and Opinion for Democrats Against Bush - Part I b
Brandeis Supported States' Right to Experiment
Pt. I b BUSH'S CONGRESS
NEO-CONSERVATIVES' ULTIMATE GOAL
RIGGING ELECTIONS
------ Reforms needed
-- Corrupt Redistricting
---- Texas
---- Colorado
---- Pennsylvania
-- Rigged E-Voting?
---- Diebold For Bush
-- Delayed Disclosures
RAW POWER TACTICS
-- Bullying to Win
---- Threatening Dems
---- Bribing Republican
-- Excluding Democrats
---- 11th-Hour Bills
---- 1-Vote Victories
LOOTING the FUTURE
-- Driving Up Deficit
-- Extra Pork in Bills
-- $87 bill. Blank Check
BAD BILLS
-- Energy Bill
-- Medicare Bill
-- Spending Bill
WHO BENEFITS?
-- Wealthy Interests
-- Cheney's Cronies
-- Bush Camp'n Donors
-- Gun Lobby
WHAT ARE WE LOSING?
-- Privacy Rules
-- Academic Freedom
---- at the U. of Wash.
-- States' Rights on..
---- Air Quality
---- Antispam Rules
---- ID Protection
---- Gay Marriage
---- Scholarships
STATES FIGHT BACK
-- Brandeis's Support

' It was also evident to [Supreme Court Justice] Brandeis that these experiments were best done at the state level. Even when the federal government is locked in inaction, "a single courageous state" can "if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory." It is "one of the happy incidents of the federal system," he noted, that when a state embarks on "novel social and economic experiments," it can do so "without risk to the rest of the country." '   --Adam Cohen, New York Times

New York Times   December 7, 2003
EDITORIAL OBSERVER

Brandeis's Views on States' Rights, and Ice-Making, Have New Relevance

By ADAM COHEN
 
The complete article may be purchased online from the New York Times archives at--
Opening words--

Louis Brandeis wrote one of his most enduring opinions in a case about ice. The facts of The New State Ice Company v. Liebmann, a dispute between the state of Oklahoma and a renegade ice manufacturer, have long been forgotten. But Brandeis's dissent contains one of the most famous formulations in American law: that the states should be free to serve as "laboratories" of democracy. ...

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