Some Strings Attached: Is the Stimulus Law Constitutional?
Last month, Congress enacted the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, popularly called "the stimulus plan." It gives billions of dollars to the states, but the gift has strings attached. One of its unique provisions changes state constitutions!
Rotunda, Ronald D., Some Strings Attached: Is the Stimulus Law Constitutional?, Chicago Tribune, March 15, 2009, at 29.