What I find attention-grabbing is that the most recent arguments are being made from the left. As a result of up till lately, the “states’ rights” argument was largely made by proper-wingers, mostly as regards to civil rights and racial integration. Southern states fought tooth and nail against federal laws which built-in schools and assured full civil rights for African-Americans, and so they leaned heavily on the “states’ rights” argument in doing so. They’d point to the Tenth Modification to the Structure (the last one within the Bill of Rights), which reads: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the individuals.” Most People are unaware that this amendment even exists, not less than lately. However splitting the hairs of what the federal government can and cannot do and the way states can react to federal legal guidelines they do not like is not very clearly outlined within the Structure’s textual content in any respect.