Baseball Crank
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May 4, 2005
LAW: Federalizing Drivers' Licenses

Like Glenn Reynolds, I agree that while the federal government has an interest in seeing the standards for issuing drivers licenses strengthened, it's probably unconstitutional to go about telling the states how to do that, and another sign of "fair weather federalism." Now, if you had a national ID requirement - a debate for another day, but bear with me - it would hardly be unreasonable to allow state-issued drivers licenses to substitute if they met certain security criteria. That would place a certain amount of pressure on states to comply, but it wouldn't be the sort of direct interference at issue here.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:17 AM | Law 2005 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)
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Here in La. loose your license and you better have some id to show who you are. It is a pain in the ass to get a new license.

Posted by: roux at May 4, 2005 9:23 AM

I normally read your blog strictly for baseball (I get my poltical blogging fix from people like Reynolds, Malkin, etc.), but I must say your law/politics/war blogging does make for interesting reading.

Posted by: Richard at May 5, 2005 3:05 AM
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