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Bender quoted in ‘Republic’ article regarding Arizona’s efforts to limit federal authority
, Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus, was quoted in a Feb. 4
article entitled, “Arizona taking up fight to limit federal government authority” by reporter Ginger Rough.
The article focused on Arizona’s efforts to take back power from the federal government and cited examples of Arizona’s lawsuit over federal health-care reform and the state’s new laws on illegal immigration.
Bender argued that attempts by states to nullify or ignore federal laws will go nowhere, but added that it’s possible states could be successful in their challenge of federal health-care reform.
“There is no trend that is going to be meaningful that lets states declare themselves independent of federal law,” Bender said.
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Bender teaches courses on U.S. and Arizona constitutional law. He has written extensively about constitutional law, intellectual property and Indian law, and is co-author of the two-volume casebook/treatise,
Political and Civil Rights in the United States
. Bender has argued more than 20 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and actively participates in constitutional litigation in federal and state courts.