Origin of states' rights
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As LBJ did on civil rights, he must realize there are no constitutional or states-rights issues involved—and should say so.Obama Knows Better on Question of States’ Rights Over Same-Sex Marriage|Jim Neal|May 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Michele Bachmann supports states rights on gay marriage, but also supports a constitutional amendment outlawing it.Has the GOP Lost Its Mind?|Michelle Goldberg|June 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Now, this struck me as being a States rights plea, and as far as our domestic policy goes, I am a pretty liberal guy.Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The speaker, Robert M. T. Hunter, was a so-called states-rights man, and a supporter of the independent treasury scheme.Martin Van Buren|Edward M. Shepard
This same argument had previously been urged in my “Centralisation versus States Rights.”Memoirs|Charles Godfrey Leland
The Democratic party began its career as a States-rights party.
As was to be expected, he had no regard whatever for states rights.Gouverneur Morris|Theodore Roosevelt
British Dictionary definitions for states' rights
Derived forms of states' rightsstates righter, noun
Cultural definitions for states' rights
Rights guaranteed to the states under the principle of federalism. Under the Constitution, states have considerable autonomy to pass, enforce, and interpret their own laws and to pursue their own public policy programs. Proponents of states' rights argue that the states should be governed with a minimum of interference from the federal government.