The Forgotten Doctrine of Enumerated Powers

"The Forgotten Doctrine of Enumerated Powers." Publius 6.4 (1976): 187-93.

The editors of Publius: Journal of Federalism composed the following introductory note to accompany this essay’s publication in 1976:

Professor Diamond’s essay is an elaboration of his remarks at a Woodrow Wilson Center evening dialogue on the question, “How Should Authority, Responsibility, and Resources Be Allocated among the Levels of Our Federal System?” Though he appears at first to confine his observations to that particular two-hour discussion, it soon becomes clear that his interest ranges more broadly to “much of the contemporary public discussion of federalism.” His concern is that the traditional concept—indeed, the constitutional basis—of this discussion has been severely eroded.

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