WILL Associate Counsel and Federalism Litigator Jake Curtis writes in The Federalist:
Lost in the flurry of the campaign season, three weeks ago Reps. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Washington) introduced H.J. Res. 100. The resolution proposes an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to give states the authority to repeal a federal rule or regulation when ratified by the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states. At a time when policy makers are grappling with appropriate responses to an ever-expanding and intrusive federal government, the resolution represents an effort to reinsert the prerogatives of the states in our constitutional system.