Reagan turns toward block grants (revenue sharing or broad-based aid).
Under Clinton’s first term, the goal of deficit reduction further de-emphasized the role of national monies to the states.
Fiscal constraint has put a practical limit on the amount of money that the federal government can give to states in form of grants.
Rehnquist Court decisions:
1994 - Today
Federalism: the pendulum swings back and forth.
During 60s, 70s and 80s the Supreme Court adopted more nationalistic perspective.
During the 90s, more conservative court influenced by a more conservative Congress, deficit reduction - more responsibility returned to the states.
US. v. Lopez (1995)
US v. Morrison (2000)
US v. Printz (1997)
Ashcroft (Gonzales) v. Raich (2005)
In all eras answer the questions:
What was the role of the commerce clause?
What was the role of the Supreme Court?
What was the role of the 10th Amendment?
What was the role of the national supremacy clause?
What was the role of federal grants?