Annual Survey of American Law 2009 Symposium — Panel 2

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PANEL 2: ISSUES OF FEDERALISM
Agency preemption moves responsibility for an issue to the federal government. This reduces the ability for state and subnational governments to experiment or to cater to local preferences. To what extent do states actually differ in these areas? And, when they do develop unique policies, is it through tort or some other mechanism?

Moderator:
CATHERINE SHARKEY
Professor, New York University School of Law

Panelists:
SUSAN FREDERICK
Director of the Law and Justice Committee, National Conference of State Legislators

RICK HILLS
Professor, New York University School of Law

GILLIAN METZGER
Professor, Columbia Law School

DANIEL SCHWEITZER
Supreme Court Counsel, National Association Of Attorneys General

BRIAN GALLE
Assistant Professor, Florida State University College of Law

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