Curbing Its Enthusiasm: U.S. Federal Policy and the Unitary Family

2 Iɴᴛ’ʟ. J. Jᴜʀɪs. Fᴀᴍ. 107 (2011)

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Helen M. Alvare

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

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Date Written: 2011

Abstract

Lawmaking about parenting is ordinarily within the province of the states. Without any fanfare, however, the federal government's voice on the subject of parenting has become much more audible over the past several decades. That voice is also influential, given not only the federal executive's bully pulpit and his authority over the actions of myriad agencies, but also the Supreme Court's constitutional authority and Congress' spending power. Furthermore, the federal government has undertaken to speak about essential aspects of parenting. In order to understand the family law of parenting today, therefore, it is important to consider the federal dimension.

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Alvare, Helen M., Curbing Its Enthusiasm: U.S. Federal Policy and the Unitary Family (2011). 2 Iɴᴛ’ʟ. J. Jᴜʀɪs. Fᴀᴍ. 107 (2011), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3154891

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