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  •  Not quite meaningless. (0+ / 0-)

    Where's the quote from? Not that I see it holding much legal weight outside of a scotus ruling.

    For one - yeah, the tenth is a statement of the relationship between federal / state / people. A statement that people really should have learned, and not need the tenth to tell them.

    For two - I see it also as a statement of trump, in the scenario of an issue that is being legislated by both feds and state. It looks like marijuana might be one of those. On one hand, the feds have us code claiming it is schedule 1. On the other hand, states have laws claiming otherwise.  Where it remains an intra-state issue, I believe the tenth would settle the conflict in favor of the states, as the state that is actively exercising a power over internal matters has plainly not delegated that power to the feds.

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