[Excerpt] "When historians look back at the Rehnquist Court, without a doubt they will say that its greatest changes in constitutional law were in the area of federalism. Over the past decade, and particularly over the last five years, the Supreme Court has dramatically limited the scope of Congress’ powers and has greatly expanded the protection of state Sovereign Immunity. Virtually every area of law, criminal and civil, is touched by these changes. Since I began teaching constitutional law in 1980, the most significant differences in constitutional law are a result of the Supreme Court’s revival of federalism as a constraint on federal power."
Erwin Chemerinsky, The Rehnquist Revolution, 2 Pierce L. Rev. 1 (2004), available at http://scholars.unh.edu/unh_lr/vol2/iss1/3