Interstate Relations Trends

This article notes the importance of the United States Constitution’s full faith and credit clause relative to sister state recognition of same sex marriages in Massachusetts, interstate commerce clause in removing barriers to trade, and interstate compact clause in promoting interstate cooperation, and summarizes developments involving interstate administrative cooperation and controversies.

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About the Author
Joseph F. Zimmerman is a professor of political science at Rockefeller College of the State University of New York at Albany. He is the author of numerous books including Federal Preemption: The Silent Revolution (1991), Contemporary American Federalism: The Growth of National Power (1992), State-Local Relations (1995), Interstate Relations: The Neglected Dimension of Federalism (1996), Interstate Cooperation: Compacts and Administrative Agreements (2002) and Interstate Economic Relations (2004).