Throughout US history, conflict has risen between states’ rights to self-govern and the power of national government to pass laws applying across the country. With Donald Trump as president, many cities and states are gearing up to resist his agenda. How will states’ rights figure into the resistance? Is secession a real possibility? Maria Armoudian discusses these issues with Sanford Levinson.

Sanford Levinson is a Lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of Texas Law School. He is an expert in constitutional law and is the author of Framed: America’s 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance.



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