Lockstep Analysis and the Concept of Federalism

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Commentators on state constitutional law have been generally critical of those state courts that follow lockstep analysis. Often these criticisms have relied heavily on the concept of federalism. This reliance is misplaced; lockstep analysis is entirely consistent with basic notions of state autonomy. Instead, it is courts using other approaches that have at times ignored the basic theory of federalism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-106
Number of pages9
JournalThe Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences(all)


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